Fats DominoJun 10, 2019 Antoine “Fats” Domino‘s 1950 song “The Fat Man” is widely regarded as the first million-selling Rock ‘n Roll record. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records.LISTENFats Domino: 12 Essential SongsShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)You might also like these posts: 1 Comment Douglas M Fenton on June 10, 2019 at 3:10 pm I got to see Fats in Bridgeport in the early ’60’s. Obviously his heyday had passed as rock ‘n’ roll was transitioning, but he had lost none of his artistry or pleasure in performing. After his first set, rather than retreating to his dressing room, he came down off stage to chat with fans, one of whom was me. Fats was a humble, really nice man who happened to have developed enormous talent. Of the original 4 pillars of rock (Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley), Fats was the only one whose talent crossed over into other genres: boogie-woogie and rhythm ‘n blues. Fats was one of the most under-appreciated artists of that era, partly due to racism. Reply Comments, contributions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome: Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.