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Paul McCartney remembers Fats Domino

Paul McCartney has issued a statement on his website on Fats Domino, who passed away last Tuesday:
Rest in peace Fats Domino, the great rock ’n’ roll pianist and singer who thrilled us in our early days in Liverpool. His hit records like Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill, I’m In Love Again and many others introduced us to the sounds of New Orleans rock ‘n’ roll. We were excited to meet Fats once in his home town of New Orleans. He was wearing a huge star spangled diamond encrusted watch which was our first encounter with bling! His voice, piano playing and musical style was a huge influence on us and his appearance in the film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ was truly magnificent. As one of my favourite rock ‘n’ roll singers, I will remember him fondly and always think of him with that twinkle in his eye. I read that he had eight children. He himself was named Antoine. His kids were named Antoine III, Anatole, Andre, Antonio, Antoinette, Andrea, Anola and Adonica. Now that is pure Fats!
Paul is a longtime admirer of Fats Domino. During his Get Back world Tour in 1989/1990 he honored the legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer by playing his fifties hit Ain’t That A Shame. He also did the song on his ‘Russian’ cover album Choba B CCCP. 

Video: Paul McCartney – Ain’t That A Shame

Fats Domino was of great influence on The Beatles. He also inspired McCartney to write Lady Madonna, which was based on Domino’s song Blue Monday.

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André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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