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Friday, October 27, 2017

Remembering Fats Domino 1928 - 2017

Singer-songwriter Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr., who died Tuesday at age 89, sold over 65 million records and recorded eleven Top 10 hits, including "Ain't That a Shame" (1955), "I'm in Love Again" (1956), "Blueberry Hill" (1956), "Blue Monday" (1956) and "I'm Walkin'" (1957). In 1986, he was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award that year.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate his life and career.

He performed "Blueberry Hill" on The Ed Sullivan Show on November 18, 1956.

He performed "Ain't That a Shame" in the 1956 film, Shake, Rattle and Rock!

He performed "Blue Monday" in the 1956 musical comedy, The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield.

He performed "It's You I Love" and "I'm Walkin'" on The Perry Como Show on May 15, 1957.

He performed "Wait and See" in the 1957 film, Jamboree.

He performed "Whiskey Heaven" in the 1980 film, Any Which Way You Can, starring Clint Eastwood.

He performed "I'm in Love Again" on Late Night with David Letterman on August 2, 1988.

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