An American pianist and singer-songwriter who is better known as Rock 'n' roller and rhythm and blues artist who found his thrill on Blueberry Hill. Before 1995 he has already released five gold records. He is of French Creole background. Since his father was a well-known violinist, he was highly inspired by his father to pursue his career in music industry. He was discovered by popular New Orleans bandleader named Billy Diamond. With the release of "The Fat Man" in 1950 on Imperial Records he gained national attention. He recorded impressive 37 different Top 40 hits for the imperial Records and left the label in 1963.In 1986 he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Early Life Of Fats Domino
Fats Domino was born Antoine Domino Jr. on February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He was the youngest of eight children born to Antoine Caliste Domino and Marie-Donatille Gross. His father was a part-time violin player who worked at a racetrack. His family was of French Creole background.
Domino attended the Louis B. Macarty School until the fourth grade. In 1938, he learned to play the piano.
Fats Domino's Career
Domino started his music career at the age of 14, he used to perform in New Orleans bars. His bar owner named him Fats because Domino reminds him of the renowned pianists' Fats Waller and Fats Pichon, but also because of his large appetite.
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Between the year 1955 and 1960, he had 11 Top 10 hits. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him no. 25 on the list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Fats Domino's Net Worth
Domino had an estimated net worth of about $8 million.
Fats Domino's Personal Life And Death
Domino lived was married to his wife Rosemary Hall for 60 years. They were living together until her unfortunate death in 2008.
The couple tied the knot in 1948 and have eight children together.
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The rumor of his death was all over the news due to mighty Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along with his wife because he couldn’t leave his home because of his wife's poor health. Fortunately, he was saved by a coast guard.
Talking about his personal life, he was a happily married man. He loved his wife so much but sadly she died due to her poor health in the year 2008.
Domino died on 24 October 2017 at his residence in Harvey, Louisiana at 89 years of age.