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Fats Domino

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Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. most popularly known as “Fats Domino” was born February 26, 1928 and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He recently died October 24, 2017 and he was heavily influenced by his father who was a part-time violin player and his brother-in-law the jazz guitarist Harrison Averett who taught him how to play piano when he was 10. In 1949 he wrote “The Fat Man” which was one of his most popular pieces along with his recording of “Blueberry Hill”. He has been seen high on the charts of R&B, Jazz and Rock and Roll. He was one of the biggest stars of Rock and Roll in the 1950s and one of the first R&B artist to gain popularity with white audiences.

 

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