DOMINO Fats( American singer-style rhythm and blues, pianist, composer and songwriter, one of the founders of rock 'n' roll)
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Domino, Fats (Domino, Antoine 'Fats') (p. 1928), American singer in the style of rhythm and blues, pianist, composer and songwriter, one of the founders of rock 'n' roll. Born in New Orleans (pc. Louisiana), February 26, 1928. When in 1949 the owner of a small bar in New Orleans, signed a contract with plump black Shorty on nightly performances, he never imagined that opened a vein of gold -. Self-taught Domino perfectly mastered all the popular styles of piano playing - ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues. The fruit of collaboration with musician Dave Bartholomew in the late 1940's steel compositions in the style of boogie-woogie and rhythm & blues, . immediately taken to the charts: "Fat Man" (The Fat Man), . "Rocking chair" (The Rockin 'Chair), . "I'm going home" (Goin 'Home), . "Please, . do not leave me "(Pleas Don't Leave Me) and others,
. Not knowing the musical instrument, 'fat' Domino composed by resorting to the tape: napetye a piano improvisation on the film and then arranged by professional musicians. Thus, in particular, had all the 'gold' superhits Domino mid-1950's: "What a shame" (Ain't That a Shame), "Blueberry Hill" (Blueberry Hill), "I'm in love again" (I'm in Love Again), "I'm going" (I'm Walkin '), "I'm ready" (I'm Ready), etc.. Domino songs so popular that they are included in his repertoire white pop star - Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis. In the 1960's Domino creative fecundity decreased, but his concerts continue to have success in the U.S., and especially in Europe. However, in the 1970's, he gradually turned to concerts, making an exception only for the hotel 'Flamingo' in Las Vegas. In 1985, after years of interruption, Domino went on a tour of the United States, recalling thousands of its fans that the 'fat' alive.
In 1986 the singer became a member of the 'Hall of Fame rock n' roll '.