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Fats Domino has passed
« on: October 25, 2017, 08:59:18 AM »

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 09:22:04 AM »
A dynamic and very unique artist.  He will be missed by many. 

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 10:10:13 AM »

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 12:19:52 PM »
RIP Fats. Here's one of my favourites:

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »
RIP Fats
I remember my brother and I bought a Fats Domino LP for my dad for his birthday when we were very young.
Because we thought he would like "this kind of music for elderly people"  :mrgreen:
Turned out our dad didn't care for rock n roll / boogie woogie at all. :o

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 01:26:09 PM »
A personal favorite -

A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 01:49:20 PM »
Dave Bartholomew (who co-wrote most of Fats' big hits) is still with us at age 98, if Wikipedia is correct.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 05:57:12 PM »


There's only one Fats Domino. And when, one day, the rock 'n' roll age has permanently faded, when a new flood has come, people will still want to feel good, people will still NEED to feel good. And Fats will still be there with rings on every finger, and plenty of thrills for us all to find.   

--From Billboard

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 07:22:18 PM »
I ran across this a few months back and was discussing with a friend how cool, yet how surreal it was (especially knowing McGuinn's reputation for being such a sour puss). RIP to a great talent and a guy who comes across in every interview as the nicest, most humble rock star in the world.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/fats-domino-fats-dominos-im-ready-byrds/6734/


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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 12:50:21 AM »
It is always a shock to discover someone iconic is still around, long after you thought they had gone, even if they now have... rip... :sad:
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 09:39:45 AM »
Ain't that a shame indeed.  :-\

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 11:46:56 AM »
89 years is pretty good for a guy nicknamed Fats. He even outlived one of the Fat boys. Chubby Checker might need to worry but he isn't really that fat. What's more amazing is "The Great Fatsby" Leslie West is still kicking around, one leg only now, but still kicking and playing. I think I'll have some salad for dinner tonight.
Contrary to what James Bond says, a good Gibson should be stirred, not shaken.

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Re: Fats Domino has passed
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 08:22:08 PM »
NY Times has a nice article with 12 essential tracks

One of my favorite Fats songs was not a big hit. Later covered by Dion and the Belmonts.