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1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Fats Domino

Fats Domino

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  • Year:
    1986
  • Inducted by:
    Billy Joel 
  • Category:
    Performers
Fats Domino

Hall of Fame Essay

1986

Michael Hill

The New Orleans style of rhythm and blues that Antoine “Fats” Domino grew up playing instantly became part of the brand-new thing called rock and roll. So, to reach the burgeoning young music audience, Fats never had to break away from what was for him a family tradition.

Although he was a Fifties star who could sell more records than almost anyone but Elvis Presley, Fats was more inspired than insurrectionary. Nevertheless, even he couldn’t help generating some controversy.

The Program Cover from the 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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the man who proved that the piano was a rock and roll instrument

Billy Joel

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