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The Passing of Fats Domino

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Paul McCartney writes touching tribute to Fats Domino

Fats Domino, who died Tuesday at 89, was one of the main pioneers of early rock and roll, influencing virtually everyone who followed him, including the Beatles, who covered his songs and met him on one of their first trips to America. Today, Paul McCartney issued a statement on his website remembering the legendary rocker.

Source: Variety
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fats Domino
The Day the Beatles met Fats Domino

In 1964, a bunch of rock 'n' roll legends met face-to-face in New Orleans. The Beatles were in the Big Easy for their City Park concert that September and were determined to meet one of their idols, Fats Domino, whom they named as a major influence. Another New Orleans musician, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, agreed to help set up a meeting.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Fats Domino: a huge talent who inspired ska, the Beatles and bling

Fats Domino, the boogie-woogie master, who passed away today at the age of 89, shaped the course of popular music over and over again. Elvis Presley proclaimed him "the real king of rock'n'roll", his influence proved vast, not least on the Beatles. Ain't That a Shame was the first song John Lennon learned to play.

Source: The Guardian, UK

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