Fats Domino

Biography: Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino was born on February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was an early pioneer of rock and roll, and was the best-selling African-American artist of the 1950s. He became famous for his stylistic piano playing.
His first album was released in 1949 by Imperial Records, and was entitled "The Fat Man." This album has been credited by many as the very first rock and roll record ever. "The Fat Man" was more or less a reworking of Champion Jack Dupree's "Junker's Blues," and sold over a million copies. The album also reached #2 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
In 1955, Domino released one of his biggest hits, "Ain't That a Shame," which made it to the top ten. His next big hit, "Blueberry Hill," was released the following year in 1956, and was his biggest hit he ever had. With the success he had in "Blueberry Hill," Fats Domino made an appearance in two 1956 films, Shake, Rattle and Rock and The Girl Can't Help It. In December of 1957, his song
Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino was born on February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was an early pioneer of rock and roll, and was the best-selling African-American artist of the 1950s. He became famous for his stylistic piano playing.
His first album was released in 1949 by Imperial Records, and was entitled "The Fat Man." This album has been credited by many as the very first rock and roll record ever. "The Fat Man" was more or less a reworking of Champion Jack Dupree's "Junker's Blues," and sold over a million copies. The album also reached #2 on the Billboard R&B Chart.

In 1955, Domino released one of his biggest hits, "Ain't That a Shame," which made it to the top ten. His next big hit, "Blueberry Hill," was released the following year in 1956, and was his biggest hit he ever had.

With the success he had in "Blueberry Hill," Fats Domino made an appearance in two 1956 films, Shake, Rattle and Rock and The Girl Can't Help It. In December of 1957, his song "The big Beat" was featured on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
He had many songs to reach the top 40 throughout the 50's and early 60's. Twenty-two of Fats Domino's singles were even made double-sided hits. Although in 1964, his career was ruined with the "British Invasion." Since then, none of Domino's songs ever made it to the charts.
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Fats Domino's Scores

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Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 75 Make It Funky!
Lowest Metascore: 75 Make It Funky!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 movie review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
75 Make It Funky! Sep 9, 2005 Himself 6.3