Fats Domino Biography


Fats Domino

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Birth Name: Fats Domino
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age:   89 Years
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Fats Domino full name Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He became one of the first rock-and-roll stars and who helped define the New Orleans sound. He was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and he was raised there. His father was well- known violinist. His family was of French Creole background. He was one of his nine siblings. He is American and is of five feet and four inches tall.

He got married to Rosemary and spent almost sixty years with her. He loved his wife so much but his marriage ended after the death of her beloved wife in 2008 due to her poor health. The couple had eight children together named as Antonette,  Andrea,  Anatole,  Andre, Adonica, and Antoine III. After the death of her, he is single now. In August 2005, the couple experienced the mighty Hurricane Katrina together. He could not leave his house because of the poor health of his wife Rosemary. His house was in the worst affected area. Many thought that he was dead but he and his family were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

One of the most rock and roll artists of 20th, His musical style is based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone. His current net worth is estimated as 8 million dollars.

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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

1928 26th of February

He was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and he was raised there. His father was well- known violinist. His family was of French Creole background. He was one of his nine siblings. He is American and is of five feet and four inches tall.

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Played paino for New Orleans bandleader

1947

New Orleans bandleader named Billy Diamond was impressed by young pianist Domino after hearing his performance and that was in year 1947. Afterwards, he asked him to join his band. He gave Domino a nickname "Fats" because he reminded him of renowned pianists Fats Waller and Fats Pichon.

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First record

1950

His first record was "The Fat Man" and that was in year 1950 on Imperial Records. It was written by Domino and Dave Bartholomew, and recorded on December 10, 1949. By 1953, that record sold one million copies.

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Debut album Carry On Rockin

1955 of November

He released a series of hit songs after his first record. He released his first debut album and that was in year November 1955. The name of hid debut album was "Carry on Rockin". It was reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino in 1956.

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Left Imperial Records

1963

While he was in Imperial Records, he recorded 37 different Top 40 hits for the label including his first record "The Fat Man". After working more that thirteen years with them, he left Imperial records and same year he joined ABC-Paramount Records and that was in 1963.

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Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

1987

He won several prestigious awards. Among them, he won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and that was in year 1987. That award is awarded to those performers who during their lifetimes have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

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Awarded by National Medal of Arts

1998

It was such a memorable and prestigious moment of his life that he was awarded by prestigious American honor National Medal of Arts which was presented from the hand of President Clinton and that was in year 1998.

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Experience Hurricane Katrina

2005 of August

In august 2005, the couple experienced the mighty Hurricane Katrina together. He could not leave his house because of poor health of his wife Rosemary. His house was in badly affected area. Many thought that he was dead but he and his family was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

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Honored by, OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 12th of January

He was honored by OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and that was on 12 January, 2007 at the annual Best of the Beat Awards held at House of Blues in New Orleans. That award was presented by OffBeat publisher Jan Ramsey and WWL-TV's Eric Paulsen.

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Death of his wife

2008

He got married to Rosemary and spent almost sixty years with her. He loved his wife so much but his marriage ended after the death of her beloved wife in 2008 due to her poor health. The couple had eight children together. After the death of her, he is single now. 

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Current Net worth.

2017

Fats Domino earns the good sum of the amount from his professional career. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $8 Million. 

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