Fats Domino, Pioneer of Rock & Roll, Dies at 89

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Fats Domino passed away at his home in Louisiana following a long illness.  He was 89.  Born February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock and roll artists to ever live. With more than 30 top 40 hits in the 1950’s and early 60’s and more than 65 million records sold in the same period, only Elvis was a bigger act in that time period. Those numbers are no small feat for anyone, but even more impressive for an African American musician growing up in the Jim Crow south who had the equivalent of a 4th grade education.

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