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Fats Domino


Born - 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died - 24 October 2017

Chubby, ever-smiling, ever-perspiring, piano-pounding rock 'n' roll pioneer whose greatest hit was Strawberry Hill. Born Antoine Domino, he got his nickname when, at the age of 10, he was playing honky-tonk piano in a New Orleans jazz bar. And, in the early days of rock 'n' roll, there were a few film appearances: The Girl Can't Help It (1956), Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1957), Jamboree! (1958) and The Big Beat (1958). Much later, he was also seen in Let the Good Times Roll (1973) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). His wife Rosemary died in 2008 after almost 60 years of marriage.