Today is the 89th birthday of the musician Fats Domino. The world is a better place because he is in it.
NAME: Fats Domino
OCCUPATION: Pianist, Singer
BIRTH DATE: February 26, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
ORIGINALLY: Antoine Domino Jr.
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 1986
GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, 1987
NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS Nov-1998
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 6616 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)
BEST KNOWN FOR: Singer and pianist Fats Domino is an American rhythm-and-blues artist whose innovative music would help lay the foundation for what would become rock and roll in the 1950s.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 26, 1928, singer and musician Antoine “Fats” Domino was one of nine siblings in a musical family. He spoke Creole before he spoke English. When he was seven, his brother-in-law Harrison Verret taught him to play the piano and…
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