Fats Domino Tributes Pour In

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With the passing of one of the last of the early rock ’n’ roll pioneers, Fats Domino, on Oct. 24, tributes poured in from fellow musicians and entertainers to celebrate the life of the singer-songwriter-pianist.

Best Classic Bands has assembled ones that felt particularly meaningful, including many from his fellow New Orleans musicians.

Fats Domino was one of mine and my brother Artie’s biggest influence with his singing and piano playing. He was one of…

Posted by Aaron Neville on Wednesday, October 25, 2017


We lost another original great one that helped pioneer the blue print of our musical highway. Mr. Fats Domino as we Send out yr prayers & love vibes to his family & friends. R.I.P. & MAY YR LEGACY LIVE ON…

Posted by William “Bootsy” Collins on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Oct. 26, Paul McCartney shared his thoughts on his Facebook page: “Rest in peace Fats Domino, the great rock ’n’ roll pianist and singer who thrilled us in our early days in Liverpool. His hit records like ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Blueberry Hill’, ‘I’m In Love Again’ and many others introduced us to the sounds of New Orleans rock ‘n’ roll. We were excited to meet Fats once in his home town of New Orleans. He was wearing a huge star spangled diamond encrusted watch which was our first encounter with bling! His voice, piano playing and musical style was a huge influence on us and his appearance in the film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ was truly magnificent. As one of my favourite rock ‘n’ roll singers, I will remember him fondly and always think of him with that twinkle in his eye. I read that he had eight children. He himself was named Antoine. His kids were named Antoine III, Anatole, Andre, Antonio, Antoinette, Andrea, Anola and Adonica. Now that is pure Fats!”

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  1. Jack
    #1 Jack 26 October, 2017, 10:10

    Fats was a member of the nucleus of Rock ‘n Roll. Sad to lose another of the greats of the music industry. Unfortunately, this is the final chapter all of us must face. Luckily he was with us for a long time and I’m sure he had a full life. This is one of those situations where I’d rather celebrate his life than mourn it. RIP and Peace to friends and family.

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  2. Sandy
    #2 Sandy 8 November, 2017, 00:45

    Bones Howe produced Aqarius / Let the Sun Shine In . he won Grammy for Best Record of the Year. Look it up. The 5th Dimension were on Johnny River’s label, distributed by Liberty Records.

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