Fats Domino (1928-2017): Ambassador for the Big Easy

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Fats Domino (1928-2017): Ambassador for the Big Easy

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Fats Domino brought the sound of New Orleans into the homes of millions of American teenagers during the 1950s with his brand of rollicking R&B and boogie-woogie-tinted piano playing; his sweet growl of a voice, often conveyed with an accent that reflected his Lower Ninth Ward roots; and his ample charm and charisma. When he sang “Yes, it’s me and I’m in love again” to open his 1956 hit “I’m in Love Again,” the line came across like a cheery pronouncement from an old friend. Antoine “Fats” Domino died Tuesday night at his home in Harvey, La. He was 89.

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