FATS DOMINO - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/27/1975 - HFSID 281357
Sale Price $935.00
He signs a typed 1975 letter instructing Columbia Records to send future earnings payments directly to him, and not to any other party.
Documentary Letter signed: "Antoine 'Fats' Domino", 1 page, 8½x11. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975 May 27. "In conformity with a recent change in my business affairs," Domino instructs Columbia Records, New York, N.Y., to send all earnings payments directly to him at his New Orleans address. "IN NO INSTANCE" [capitalization in original text] "is any sum to be forwarded to any party other than myself." 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. Staple holes at upper left corner. 1x½" piece missing from upper left corner. 2 filing holes at upper margin - both torn through. Horizontal fold creases. Stray ink marks at lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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