Hip Hop Reacts To The Death Of The Legendary "Blueberry Hill", The Singer Fats Domino
Questlove, LL Cool J, Spike Lee and more pay their respects to the pioneers of the New Orleans musician.
The legendary singer Fats Domino passed away at his daughter's home in Harvey, Louisiana, on Tuesday (24 October). According to NPR, died of natural causes at the age of 89 years.
Long considered one of the architects of rock 'n' roll, Fats (real name Antoine Domino, Jr.) he wrote songs such as the 1949 "The Fat man" 1955 "ain't that A Shame" and the 1956 "Blueberry Hill". A remake of Vincent Rose original, "Blueberry Hill" was fats' most successful and remained in the #1 on the R&B chart for 11 weeks.
Known for their electric performances, the talented pianist made the piano triplets ubiquitous in rock music. In consequence, the New Orleans native was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 for his contributions to the music.
After having lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, many people thought that he had perished in the disaster. Someone even spray-painted "RIP Fats. You will be missed" in his home in ruins in the year 2005.
Learning about the Fats had been rescued by the Coast Guard, President George W. Bush flew to Louisiana and personally replaced the Fats' National Medal of Arts in 2006. Its 20 gold records were replaced by the RIAA and Capitol Records in 2007.
Despite the fact that he had toured for many years, Fats, finally, pulled the center of attention, but he returned for a couple of presentations in 2007 and 2009.
The members of the Hip Hop community as Questlove, LL Cool, Spike Lee and Touré took to social media to pay their respects.
Fats Last Ride To New Orleans. Restin' In Peace. February 26, 1928 – October 25, 2017 pic.twitter.com/0KmiMInCNb
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) October 25, 2017
Wow. I really had NO idea of #FatsDomino had been with us all this time until now! I would have probably made an effort to see him perform. Man. 89 years on earth. God bless your life. rip to the pioneer of Fats Domino!
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