Fats Domino Biography
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, the 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 adversely affected area. Many thought that he was dead, but he and his family were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. One of his albums The Fat Man which released in 1949 is considered as the first million-selling Rock 'n Roll record.
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 at 8 million dollars. The singer who is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time died on 24 October 2017 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. The singer was 89 years old.Edit
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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.Edit
Played paino for New Orleans bandleader
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.Edit
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.Edit
Debut album Carry On Rockin
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.Edit
Left Imperial Records
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.Edit
Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
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.Edit
Awarded by National Medal of Arts
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.Edit
Experience Hurricane Katrina
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.Edit
Honored by, OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award
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.Edit
Current Net worth.
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.Edit