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Fats Domino

27 articles


The Alan Freed "Rock-n-Roll" Ball: St. Nicholas Arena, New York NY

Live Review by uncredited writer, Cash Box, 29 January 1955

THE ALAN Freed "Rock-n-Roll" Ball held at the St. Nicholas Arena, New York, on Friday and Saturday nights, January 14 and 15, had to be ...

Fats Domino: Cover Personality — No Change, Fats is Still at the Top

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 9 January 1960

ROCK MAY not be dead, but it certainly has changed, and so have most of the singers. They change to try to be different but ...

Fats Domino: The Man Who Sang Rock Before Haley

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 12 January 1963

HIS first million-seller was named after himself. Until last year he had more million-sellers than Elvis, who finally caught up with him after a hard ...

Fats Domino, Gerry & the Pacemakers: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1 April 1967


Fats Domino, the Bee Gees, Gerry and the Pacemakers: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 1 April 1967


Fats Domino: "I Should Have Been Here Years Ago"

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 8 April 1967

FATS DOMINO had, at last, come five thousand miles from home to visit Britain, be cheered by delirious audiences, and meet devoted fans who knew ...

Fats Domino & His Orchestra: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by John Broven, Blues Unlimited, 1 May 1967

LEGENDS ARE built with comparative ease in the anonymity of a recording studio. And how easily such myths are destroyed in the harsh reality of ...

Jump Boogie and Shuffle

Retrospective by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 1969

IT WOULD BE nice to be able to point to a man, a record, a year, and say, "There! Rock and roll started with him, ...

Antoine Fats Domino: Fats Is Back (Reprise RS 6304)

Review by Miller Francis Jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, 24 January 1969

ROCK ENTHUSIASTS sometimes like to quibble over just which rock and roll song started the whole thing: in the liner notes for this album producer ...

Albums from the MC5, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers et al

Review by John Mendelssohn, UCLA Daily Bruin, 7 May 1969

"I guess you could say our thing is a condemnation of everything that is false and deceitful in our society." — John Sinclair, of the ...

Made in New Orleans: Record Production Techniques and the Land Of Dreams

Overview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 24 May 1969

THERE WAS a time, not so long ago, when almost all the writing about popular music was descriptive or informative. ...

Fats Domino: Fats Domino

Review by Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, 30 March 1972

Fats goes to college, all his big hits and more, decked out in a double album that has a 12-page insert of pictures, information, analysis, ...

Fats Domino: Walking To New Orleans

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Record Mirror, 20 May 1972

IN RECENT years the music of New Orleans in the 50's has been well documented on albums, but maybe now is the time to be ...

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

Profile by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 28 April 1973

IF YOU asked someone who, apart from Elvis, has contributed the most to rock and roll, he'd probably say Chuck Berry, Little Richard or Jerry ...

Behind The Sun: New Orleans

Report by John Broven, Blues Unlimited, June 1973

IT HARDLY SEEMED three years ago that Robin Gosden and myself were making the same journey from his Weybridge home to Heathrow Airport. Nothing had ...

Fats Domino: Rockin' in Your Seat

Profile and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, The, 1976

FATS DOMINO is relaxing among his half-unpacked luggage, his glass-heeled shoes, his address-book, his diamonds and his Gideon Bible. ...

Fats Domino: Fats life!

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 3 April 1976

RESPLENDENT IN sharp chrome yellow suit and diamond-studded rings and things, beaming with the joys of life, and seemingly untired by the series of interviews ...

Fats Domino: New Victoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 10 April 1976

WHAT CAN I do? What can I say? How exactly can I prostrate myself? I guess there's no excuse for a rock critic who goes ...

Diamonds and Mr Domino

Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 30 April 1977

"I went on a two-week trial to Las Vegas... and stayed there for seventeen years" ...

Fats Domino: Live in London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 1 April 1978

FATS DOMINO is and always has been the most unlikely looking bona fide Fifties rock and roller you can imagine. Where Elvis, Eddie and Gene ...

Interview: Fats Domino, November 9, 1978, Palumbo's Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa.

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, 9 November 1978

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE to escape Fats Domino's music growing up.  'Blueberry Hill', 'I'm Walkin'," and 'Walkin' To New Orleans' were staples of Top 40 radio.  ...

Thorns In Velvet: Fats Domino and Ray Charles at the Capital Jazz Festival

Live Review by Mick Brown, Guardian, The, 1984

AMONG the collection of venerable antiques paraded for this year’s Capital Jazz Festival – couldn’t the organisers find anybody of note under the age of ...

Fats Domino: My Blue Heaven: The Best Of Fats Domino (Volume 1)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, February 1991

IN IDLE MOMENTS, it's often mildly amusing to visualise the stars of yesteryear, relaxing backstage at some oldies package show and taking bets on who ...

‘Fats’ Domino: A Free Ride For The Fat Man

Report by Charlie Gillett, MOJO, March 1995

Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino is making a killing from a song he had nothing to do with. Charlie Gillett tells the story of a bizarre credit ...

The Early Days of the "Rock 'n' Roll Comeback" Album

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen,, 2009

WHEN THE album-rock revolution hit full force in 1967, blues veterans were immediately in a great place to benefit. Revered by the new, young rock ...

Dave Bartholomew

Sleeve and programme notes by Bob Fisher, unpublished, August 2010

AUTHOR'S NOTE: In 2010, I put together a 4-CD box set for JSP Records which was never actually released. Year later, I produced a new ...

Fats Domino

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Spring 2013

WHEN HURRICANE KATRINA devastated New Orleans in 2005, resulting in the deaths of some 1,833 people and causing property damage estimated at £1,300 billion, a ...


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