Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. is regarded as one of the pioneers of rock and roll. His New Orleans boogie woogie rhythm and blues piano style and vocals found success across genres and influenced many early rock and roll artists, such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. With 35 of his songs reaching the US Billboard Top 40, Fats Domino sold more than 65 million records in his lifetime.
His 1949 release, "The Fat Man," is widely regarded as the first million-selling rock and roll record. He and was honored with many prestigious recognitions, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the R&B Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #25 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time.
A young Fats Domino is pictured here at the piano in this photograph, which Domino has hand-signed: "Best Always, Fats Domino."
Framed above the photo is an early Imperial Records release of his 45RPM single, "Good Hearted Man."
Photo signed by Fats Domino
19" x 30"