by Krish Patel
Billy Diamond, a New Orleans bandleader, found Domino when he agreed to an invitation to hear a young pianist perform at a backyard barbecue in 1947.b Domino impressed Diamond very much. Diamond called him "Fats" because he reminded him of Fats Walker and Fats Pichon.
Fats Domino created "The Fat Man" in 1949. It is considered one of the first rock and roll records. Dave Bartholomew was Fats Domino's co-writer, producer, and bandleader. Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew created "Ain't That a Shame" in 1955. Fats Domino sold 65 million records which is more than any other 50's rocker other than Elvis Presley.