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  1. Viewpoints: Geoff Browne on popular cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | Your Leek Paper

    ... in Queen Elizabeth 1 and General Melchett. You often hear talk about which was the first rock 'n' roll song. Fats Domino, not far off 90 now, could be a contender with his 1950 hit The Fat Man. The gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe sometimes gets a ...

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  2. 'Great Balls of Fire' co-writer dies in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... The number, which was co-written by Otis Blackwell, was used in the 1957 movie "Jamboree," which featured Lewis, Fats Domino and other '50s stars. It was also the title track of the 1989 Lewis biopic, which starred Dennis Quaid. COURTESY OF JACK ...

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  3. Gogi Grant, singer who bumped Elvis from top spot on chart, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | SFGate

    ... which also starred Paul Newman . She played a young singer in "The Big Beat" (1958), a film that also featured Fats Domino and other performers. Miss Grant stopped touring and recording in 1967 to take care of her family. She returned to performing ...

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  4. 'The Wayward Wind' Singer Gogi Grant Dies at 91Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | Billboard

    ... the famed torch singer, and she portrayed a recording artist in The Big Beat (1958), a movie that also featured Fats Domino , The Del-Vikings , The Diamonds , The Mills Brothers and Harry James. Regarding Warner Bros.' The Helen Morgan Story , "I ...

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  5. Singer Gogi Grant DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | ContactMusic.com

    ... Morgan Story, and in 1958, she portrayed a recording artist in The Big Beat, alongside other musicians such as Fats Domino, the Del-Vikings and the Mills Brothers. Grant, who also made appearances on The Nat King Cole Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, ...

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  6. The Revelers at Glen Echo Park: Saturday, March 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | City Paper

    The Revelers, a joyful band out of Lafayette, La., play a lot of swamp pop-timeless Fats Domino-inflected rock 'n' roll music but with Cajun and zydeco influences. Featuring former members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, who've appeared on TV with Anthony Bourdain and on David Simon's Treme , this young Southern combo sings in French and English and uses an accordion and fiddle in addition to guitar, bass, and drums.

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  7. Finding Fats Domino - Islander makes movie on legendary musicianRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2016 | Shelter Island Reporter

    COURTESY PHOTO Islander Joe Lauro, left, with Fats Domino, the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS last week. On the final day of the 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival in October 2014, Shelter Islander Joe Lauro sat next to a musical legend, a man synonymous with the city where music is a way of life.

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  8. Inside Rock Legend Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-WoogieRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | RollingStone

    Fats Domino, now 88, is one of the pioneers of rock & roll, with a particular style of piano playing influenced by his hometown of New Orleans When a friend of Fats Domino's invited filmmaker Joe Lauro to hang out at Domino's New Orleans house in the early 2000s, he knew he had to make a film about the rock & roll architect. More than a decade later, Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll will air tonight, on Domino's 88th birthday.

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  9. Film turns the spotlight on rocka s reclusive forefatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Post and Courier

    Recording artist Fats Domino is the focus of “The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll,” which airs at 10 p.m. Friday on PBS. Elvis Presley often referred to Fats Domino as “the real king of rock 'n' roll,” but this octogenarian musical royal has led a relatively sedate life, especially compared with highflying contemporaries like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

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  10. Happy Birthday to Fats Domino who turns 88 todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Happy Birthday Fats Domino! 88 years old . Catch the new Fats TV doc on PBS Tonight https://t.co/VjRoJLe6t3 He's known for hits like "Blueberry Hill," "Walking to New Orleans," and "Ain't that a Shame" Just to name a few.

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  11. February 26 celebrity birthdaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | KFVS12

    ... hits include: "Blue Monday," "Walking to New Orleans," "Ain't That a Shame" and many many more. The legendary Fats Domino is 88 today. He's a rock and roll singer known for his dynamic live performances. He, along with his band The Detroit Wheels, ...

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    Feb 26, 2015 | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

    ... beef was unsafe. Today's Birthdays: Game show host Tom Kennedy ("Name That Tune," "Split Second") is 89. Singer Fats Domino is 88. Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 73. Actor-director Bill Duke is 73. Singer Mitch Ryder is 71. Keyboardist Jonathan ...

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  13. His brand of New Orleans rhythm & blues morphed into rock 'n' roll.Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | Public Broadcasting Service

    One of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s, Fats Domino and 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.

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  14. PBS doc 'Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll' gives New Orleans music legend his dueRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Fats Domino taps his hands and feet to his own music at the world premiere of "The Big Beat" at the 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew and Dr. John were among the luminaries attending a screening of the music documentary 'The Big Beat' at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival. The film's screening was preceded by a brief musical tribute to Domino and Bartholomew by guest musicians.

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  15. 'American Masters: The Big Beat - Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | Newsday

    WHAT IT'S ABOUT How Fats Domino found his thrill and used it to bring the New Orleans Big Beat sound to the world, as well as influence the early days of rock and roll, is a fascinating, layered tale. Director-producer Joe Lauro, also president of Historic Films Archive in Greenport, uses Domino's longtime collaborators and various experts , to fill in the gaps.

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  16. Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll on PBSRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | Examiner.com

    Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley.

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  17. R&B Gold: The "Blueberry Hill" PatternRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | Bass Player

    This month we'll examine another classic bass pattern from the early years of R&B-one that has no particular name, but is perhaps best recognized from its use in Fats Domino's 1956 classic "Blueberry Hill." Like the bass patterns we looked at last month, this lick is also built from the major triad, and closely resembles the tresillo rhythm, but with a little more activity.

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  18. American Masters to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak PeekRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley.

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  19. Fats Domino Fast FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2016 | CNN

    American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino, 27th March 1967. 1949 - His album, "The Fat Man," is released.

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  20. Fats Domino to be profiled by PBS' 'American Masters' next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Examiner.com

    PBS announced Jan. 26 that its "American Masters" series will premiere " Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," nationally at 10 p.m. ET Feb. 26 during Black History Month . The one-hour program, which happens to debut on the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer's 88th birthday, is narrated by Clarke Peters and traces how his rockin' New Orleans rhythm and blues became a big success on both rock and R&B charts.

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