FEATURED ARTIST – FATS DOMINO
I’M WALKIN’ – 1957
AIN’T THAT A SHAME – 1955
Fats Domino, born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. on February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a legendary American pianist, singer, and songwriter. He played a pivotal role in shaping the early rock and roll and rhythm and blues genres, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape.
His distinctive piano style, characterized by infectious rhythms and boogie-woogie flourishes, set him apart. In the mid-1950s, he signed with Imperial Records and began his meteoric rise to fame.
His impact extended beyond the music charts. Fats Domino’s joyful performances and relatable lyrics made him a beloved figure. He became a source of inspiration for many musicians who followed in his footsteps, including Elvis Presley and The Beatles, both of whom cited him as an influence.