Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89 (bbc.co.uk).
“Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89. The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain’t That A Shame and Blueberry Hill.”
Fats Domino, real name Antoine Domino Jr, selling 65 million records, which had him outselling every 1950s rock and roll act bar Elvis Presley, who referred to him as “the real king of rock n roll”.
“New Orleans-born musician and actor Harry Connick Jr is among those who have paid tribute to Domino on Twitter, saying he had ‘helped pave the way for New Orleans piano players’.”
But sans piano and not not just in New Orleans, musicians of every type lined up to pay tribute.
Fats Domino: a huge talent who inspired the Beatles, ska and bling (theguardian.com).
“You could argue for the rest of your life about what constitutes the first rock’n’roll record and, indeed, on the internet, there are people prepared to do that. … But Fats Domino’s 1949 single The Fat Man has a stronger claim than most.”