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Fats Domino

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Biography

Domino in concert in Germany in 1977

Source: Wikipedia

Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter of French Creole descent. Five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he had 35 records in the U.S. Top 40. His musical style is based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Antoine Domino Jr.
  • Also known as: Fats, The Fat Man
  • Born: February 26, 1928 (age 89) New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Genres: Rock and roll, New Orleans rhythm and blues
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician
  • Instruments: Piano, vocals
  • Years active: 1947–present
  • Labels: Imperial, London, ABC, Mercury, Broadmoor, Reprise, Sonet, Warner Bros., Toot Toot

Read more about Fats Domino at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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