FATS DOMINO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 285559
Sale Price $288.00
FATS DOMINOInscribed 10x8 color photo promoting his appearance in the documentary film Let the Good Times Roll (1973) Photograph inscribed and signed: "Luck John/Fats/Domino". Color 10x8. Captioned publicity photo, showing Domino in a scene from Let the Good Times Roll (1973). Hailing from jazz country, Antoine "Fats" Domino (born in 1928) began recording New Orleans style piano with the song "The Fat Man" in 1949. Nicknamed "Fats" when he was ten by bandleader Bill Diamond, the young musician became a rhythm and blues hit artist in 1952 with "Goin' Home." Three years later, Domino crossed over to the burgeoning new sound, rock 'n' roll. "Ain't That a Shame" (1955) led the succession of million-seller hits over the next five years. From 1955-1963, Domino had 35 Top 40 hits. These songs, many of which were co-written by Domino, included "I'm In Love Again", "Blueberry Hill", "Blue Monday", "I'm Walkin'", "Whole Lotta Loving" and "Walkin' to New Orleans". With 65 million record sales and 23 gold records to his credit, Fats outsold every Fifties rock 'n' roll pioneer except Elvis Presley. In 1980, Domino appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and throughout that decade he continued to perform in clubs and rock 'n' roll revivals. Domino made news in 2005 when he was rescued from his flooded home in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Let the Good Times Roll, which alternates between musical numbers from the 1950s and the same performers in the 1970s, drew critical praise because the rockers sounded just as good in their later renditions. Toned. Corners creased. Mounting residue on verso. Signature in poor contrast. Otherwise, fine condition.
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