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AdamJoshua
10-25-2017, 09:58 AM
Fats Domino, the legendary New Orleans singer and piano player who took the '50s and '60s by storm ... is dead.

Domino died in New Orleans, surrounded by friends and family, according to his daughter.

His hits were epic ... "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That a Shame" and "I'm Walkin'."

https://youtu.be/bKQZy2PJtq8

icehog3
10-25-2017, 10:06 AM
Sorry to say I didn't know he was still with us until now. :(

R.I.P. to a true original.

The Poet
10-25-2017, 10:57 AM
For those who were not there, fact is rock 'n roll could have ended early. After Elvis entered the Army in 1958, and after The Day The Music Died early in 1959, and before The British Invasion exploded in 1964, the genre was kept alive principally by two performers. One was Chubby Checker, who kicked off The Twist and the whole dance craze. The other was Fats, whose music was rowdy enough for the kids yet restrained enough for their parents. Rest in peace, Fats. You were, and remain, a legend.

G G
10-25-2017, 11:39 AM
Godspeed Fats. I remember when I was very young we had a couple of his albums, and I loved listening to him sing.

CigarNut
10-25-2017, 01:45 PM
May He Rest In Peace.

icehog3
10-25-2017, 03:00 PM
For those who were not there, fact is rock 'n roll could have ended early. After Elvis entered the Army in 1958, and after The Day The Music Died early in 1959, and before The British Invasion exploded in 1964, the genre was kept alive principally by two performers. One was Chubby Checker, who kicked off The Twist and the whole dance craze. The other was Fats, whose music was rowdy enough for the kids yet restrained enough for their parents. Rest in peace, Fats. You were, and remain, a legend.

Interesting stuff, thanks Thomas.

The Poet
10-25-2017, 03:42 PM
Interesting stuff, thanks Thomas.

Being old has a few perks, brother. Damn few, but a few. :r

icehog3
10-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Being old has a few perks, brother. Damn few, but a few. :r

That's actually really good news. :r

The Poet
10-25-2017, 06:44 PM
Yeah, twenty years from now you can confirm to youngsters that there was indeed once a band called Foo Fighters. :D

icehog3
10-25-2017, 10:03 PM
Yeah, twenty years from now you can confirm to youngsters that there was indeed once a band called Foo Fighters. :D

If I'm still able to put together a coherent sentence in 20 years, I'll be way above my own expectations. :r

pnoon
10-25-2017, 11:47 PM
If I'm still able to put together a coherent sentence in 20 years, I'll be way above my own expectations. :r

Ah, but can you do it now?

icehog3
10-26-2017, 12:58 AM
If I'm still able to put together a coherent sentence in 20 years, I'll be way above my own expectations. :r

Ah, but can you do it now?

I'm contrite to say that the delusions are all but real. -(P

drjammer
10-26-2017, 08:08 AM
R.I.P. Fats, always loved your music.

massphatness
10-26-2017, 08:37 AM
RIP Fats

Richie Cunningham killing it on "I found my thrill ..." just popped into my head and made me smile.

AdamJoshua
10-26-2017, 08:40 AM
RIP Fats

Richie Cunningham killing it on "I found my thrill ..." just popped into my head and made me smile.

https://youtu.be/o20YZ9B5BaQ