How did Domino change Rock and Roll/Rhythm and Blues forever?
What components of Domino made him so appealing in the 1950's, 1960's, or 1970's?
The roots of Rock and Roll/Rhythm and the Blues
Today, what makes Domino still popular?
After Katrina, Fats Domino showed up around his home city of New Orleans. One of his shows was recorded for a PBS narrative, Fats Domino: Walkin' Back to New Orleans, which broadcast in 2007. A biggest hits collection was additionally discharged in 2007, permitting a radical new era to succumb to Fats Domino once more.
As of late, be that as it may, Domino has to a great extent stayed out of the spotlight. He went to a 2009 advantage show to watch such other musical legends as meager Richard and B.B. Lord perform, yet he stayed off the stage. Presently in his eighties, Domino will dependably be recognized as one of rock's initial stars. He additionally separated shading obstructions, getting white stations to play his melodies and playing to racially various groups of onlookers.
What are some of Domino's top songs?
1928 - Fats Domino is born
1946 - Fats Domino joins Billy Diamond’s band on piano at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans.
1950 - "Goin' Home" becomes the first of nine #1 R&B hits for Fats Domino. Those nine singles will top Billboard’s R&B chart for a combined 51 weeks - nearly a full year's worth of chart supremacy.
1956 - “I’m in Love Again,” by Fats Domino, enters the Hot 100, where it will peak at #3 – ultimately making it the third highest-charting single of his career.
1956 - Fats Domino's biggest single, "Blueberry Hill," reaches #2 on the pop chart and #11 on the R&B chart, where it will stay for11 weeks. This same month Domino appears with Big Joe Turner in the breakthrough rock and roll film Shake, Rattle and Rock, performing three songs
1957 - Fats Domino tours with "The Biggest Show of Stars for '57," a three-month outing that also features Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, and the Moonglows
1961 - Fats Domino’s last major hit, “Let the Four Winds Blow,” enters the charts. It will peak at #2 R&B and #15 pop.
1986 - Fats Domino is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the first induction dinner. Billy Joel is his presenter.
1987 - Fats Domino receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It is noted that he is "one of the most important links between rhythm & blues and rock and roll." His recording of “Blueberry Hill” enters the Grammy Hall of Fame.
2016 - Still alive