As one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s, Antoine Domino Jr., known as Fats Domino, his record sales were rivaled then only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, of rock ‘n’ roll, a revolutionary genre that united young black and white audiences.
With some of the best-known classics including “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill,” and “I’m Walkin’,” Domino has sold more than 60 million records and made Billboard’s pop chart 63 times and the R&B chart 59 times.
Born and raised in New Orleans, “The Music Mecca,” Domino was surrounded by music as a child.
“New Orleans produces a disproportionately large amount of talented musicians and it really comes up with the raw material,” said pianist Jon Cleary in Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Here are 13 of the most popular songs from Fats Domino. Enjoy!