Fats Domino

He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. His 9th ward home was destroyed in Katrina but was rebuilt.

Rythm & Blues/Rock & Roll Recording artist Fats Domino sold more records (65 million) than any Fifties-era rocker besides Elvis Presley.

His recording of “The Fat Man” recorded in New Orleans with Cosimo Matassa is considered the first Rock and Roll recording ever created

Recording with Imperical Records they produced five gold (million-copy-selling) records Domino also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional R&B

Fats Domino released a prolific series of hit songs with producer and co-writer Dave Bartholomew. Domino finally crossed into the pop mainstream with “Ain’t That A Shame” (1955) His recording”Blueberry Hill” and was his biggest hit. It sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in 1956–57. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986

In the 1980s, Domino decided he would no longer leave New Orleans. Having a comfortable income from royalties and a dislike for touring, and claiming he could not get any food that he liked any place else.

His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an invitation to perform at the White House failed to persuade Domino to leave home.

In September 2007, Domino was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday.

In 2007, various artists came together for a tribute to Fats Domino by recording a live session with all Fats Domino covers. Guests included on the album, titled “Going Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino” include Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Elton John.[17]

The secret of Fat’s success “You got to keep a good beat,” Domino said in a 1956 interview in Downbeat magazine. “The rhythm we play is from Dixieland — New Orleans.” 

Fats Domino’s 9th ward home was destroyed in Katrina but was rebuilt.