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Fats Domino, born Antoine Dominique Domino (New OrleansFebruary 26, 1928), is a rhythm-and-blues singer-pianist. In the 1950s and 60 , he was the best sellingAfrican American musician. [1For Domino's contributions to rock and roll is he in 1986 included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [2he is also in The Louisiana Music[3][4and Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Domino State at # 25 in the Rolling Stonelist 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. [5]

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Biography[Edit]Edit

His career began in 1949 with "The Fat Man", one of the first rock and rollplaten and the reason for his world-famous nickname. This track and was followed by many hits that he wrote together with Dave Bartholomew, a band leader and producer of many rhythm and blues artists from New Orleans. The songs were all recorded in the studio during the 1950s Cossimo Matassa's in New Orleans and released on the Imperial Label. The Fat Man was with more than a million copies sold a big hit. Dave Bartholomew is also author of the worldwide hits "I hear you Knockin'" and "One Night".

After a number of small hits broke Domino in 1955 finally by the public at large with "Ain't That a Shame", the top ten in the United States. Domino then made 35 songs that brought the Dutch Top 40 , including "Whole Lotta Loving", "Blue Monday" and "Blueberry Hill". Domino also appeared in the films Shake, Rattle & Rock! [6and The Girl Can't Help It. [7during the 1970s, Domino was still active, but not as successful as in the fifties and sixties. In 1980, he performed for the first time on at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

After the Hurricane Katrina in 2005 about his birthplace was pulled, Fats Domino was missing for a short time, until his daughter recognized him on photos of evacuated people. By this natural disaster, he misses since then have 12 of his 22 Gold records, but he is very happy with the fact that he still has the picture where he and Elvis Presley on is shown. [source?]

His last performance took place on 19 may 2006 at Tipi tinas, the famous jazzand blues club in New Orleans. This performance is included on the recently released documentary "Walking Back to New Orleans".

Golden Record Awards[Edit]Edit

(over 1,000,000 copies sold)

song year
The Fat Man (1949) 1951
Going Home 1952
Going To The River 1953
Please do not Leave Me 1953
You Said You Love Me 1953
Don't Leave Me This Way 1953
Ain't That A Shame 1955
All By Myself 1955
I Can't Go On "(Eugene) 1955
Don't Blame It On Me/Bo Weevil 1956
My Blue Heaven/I'm In Love Again 1956
So Long/When My dreamboat comes Home 1956
Blueberry Hill/Honey Chile 1956
song year
Blue Monday 1956
I'm Walkin' 1957
It's You I Love/Valley Of Tears 1957
Whole Lotta Lovin' 1958
I'm Ready/Margie 1959
I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday 1959
Be My Guest 1959
Walkin' To New Orleans 1960
Three Nights A Week 1960
My Girl Josephine 1960
Shurah/Fell In Love On Monday 1961
Let The Four Winds Blow 1961
Source: "Fats Domino Big Beat Blues" by Paul MacPhail

Charts[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
20 Greatest hits 1976 19-06-1976 2 20 Compilation album
Live at Montreux 1976 26-06-1976 17 12 Live Album
In concert 1976 18-09-1976 30 5 Live Album
20 Greatest hits 1978 09-09-1978 10 14 Compilation album
Super album 1986 05-04-1986 31 10 Compilation album
They called me the fat man 1993 13-11-1993 46 10 Compilation album

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Pré-Top 40
Blueberry Hill 1957 06-1957 6 8
I'm walking 1957 07-1957 10 4
Wait and see 1958 04-1958 10 4
The big seat 1958 07-1958 10 4
Be my guest 1960 03-1960 11 12
Walkin' to New Orleans 1960 02-09-1960 15 1
My girl Josephine 1960 25-11-1960 4 19
Let the four winds blow 1961 10-1961 16 12
What a party 1962 01-1962 23 8
Jambalaya (On the bayou) 1962 13-04-1962 5 11
Dance with Mr. Domino 1962 11-1962 27 4
Stop the clock 1963 01-1963 21 4
There goes my heart again 1963 09-08-1963 5 14
When I'm walking 1963 15-11-1963 7 3
Pre-top 40 (time for Teenagers Top 10)
Red sails in the sunset 1963 30-11-1963 6 6
Bye baby bye bye 1964 02-1964 22 4
Lazy lady 1964 02-05-1964 14 14
Old man trouble 1964 30-05-1964 19 8
Sally was a good old girl 1964 17-11-1964 36 6
Top 40
Honest love their mamas papas better 1968 06-07-1968 13 7
"Lady Madonna" 1968 14-09-1968 tip -
Lovely Rita 1968 26-10-1968 18 7
Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey 1969 29-03-1969 tip -
Blueberry Hill 1976 12-06-1976 2 10 # 2 in the Single Top 100

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Blueberry Hill 350 346 563 456 482 30s 399 431 373 417 394 455 449 706 801
Blue monday - 1419 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I'm walking - - - - - - - 1558 1796 - - - - - -
Margie - 1682 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red sails in the sunset 1358 - 1375 1828 1313 1574 1485 1716 1452 1541 - 1983 - - -
There goes my heart again - - - - - - - 1732 1696 - - - - - -

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