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Monday, February 2, 2009

Blue Monday - Fats Domino

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino was born in 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first attracted national attention in 1949 with the song "The Fat Man" which featured his soon-to-become trademark rolling piano playing. He no longer tours, preferring to stay in Louisiana claiming it's the only place he can find food he likes to eat. There were rumors that he died in 2005, a victim of hurricane Katrina, but those rumors were dispelled when the US Coast Guard rescued Fats Domino and his family from his destroyed home in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Blue Monday was written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew in 1955, recorded by Fats Domino in 1956, and became one of the first rhythm and blues songs to make the Billboard charts, peaking at #5.

Blue Monday
by Fats Domino from the 1957 album "This is Fats"

Fats Domino Rock & Roll Hall Fame page

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