Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter of French Louisiana Creole descent.
Five of his records released before 1955, sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records and he had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. From 1955-60, he had eleven top 10 hits and his record sales were reportedly surpassed only by Elvis Presley. During his career, Domino sold over 65 million records. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
His musical style based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.
He was married to Rosemary Domino (née Hall) from 1947 until her death in 2008; the couple had eight children: Antoine III, Anatole, Andre, Antonio, Antoinette, Andrea, Anola, and Adonica.
BURIAL: Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
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