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October 24, 2014: Documentary filmmaker Joe Lauro made a film about Fats Domino. It is called "The Big Beat" has a duration of 90 minutes. It was the closing night film for the New Orleans Film Festival. This documentary from this veteran documentary filmmaker (Rejoice and Shout, Louis Prima: The Wildest, The Howling Wolf Story) profiles the early years of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew and how they turned New Orleans Rhythm & Blues into Rock N’ Roll and how their music contributed to racial integration. Combing archival material and recent interviews with with Dave, Fats, and with surviving band members, the film illustrates the story of these two men and the other musicians who made their band among the greatest in Rock N’ Roll history.

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February, 2014: 500.000 (!) unique visitors consulted this website the last 15 years. Although Fats doesn't perform anymore in public, it proves that Fats is not forgotten and that his music will stay in our memory.

September 18, 2013: Fats given a couple of awards by The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, presented by jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and pianist, singer Davell Crawford.

January 15, 2013: The Discography part on the DVD-releases has been completed.

December 2012: We end this year with a new CD by Fats. Released by the label BackBeat CD26228. It's called "A New Years's Eve Celebration!". See my page on liverecordings in the Discography for more info. I bought my copy at bimbam records in England, great service!

...and.......The English label ACE Records released the CD "The Domino Effect" by Herb Hardesty & His Band. (ACE CDTOP 1333), the 'King' and 'Federal' recordings 1958-1961.

October 2012: He plays himself in the popular TV-Series 'Treme' 3rd Season Episode 6 together with musician Davell Crawford (grandson of James 'Sugarboy' Crawford)

July 16, 2012: A link added to the site of Jimmy Moliere, Fats his leadguitar player for over 25 years, who actually lives in Belgium. See the Links page.

July 11, 2012: It's never too late to remind the fantastic job that Paul McPhail did with his writing of the biography Fats Domino - Big Beat Blues, a Day-By-Day book from 1928 till 2009. 170 pages with details in chronologic order, like a reference book, but very readable. Published by himself, Big Beat Blues is still available, and in its brand new production with thousands of new show dates and glossy pages, glossy color cover, and up-dated. At EURO 45 (includes postage), address:  Paul MacPhail ,  34 Mt. Herbert Rd., Stratford, PE, Canada  C1B 2S4. See his own rock-a-billy site: Paul McPhail




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April 2012:The Discography part on the Live Recordings has been completed. Also the part on the Imperial (EP) extended Play 45's and on The ABC-Paramount Recordings. The Imperial Singles page and The Links page are restyled and more info is added.

April 20, 2012: Interesting book release: African American New Orleans by Kevin J. Bozant. See The News page

April 18, 2012: Dick Clark died. See The News page


This is a tribute

to the man who made 23 rhythm & blues records that sold each more than a million copies. All together he sold about one hundred million records. Fats made millions of people happy with his warm and recognizable voice. He is one of the biggest promotors of the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Style, and gave a positive impulse on hundreds of Rhythm & Blues artists around the world.



This website

will try to give you a lot of information about this great New Orleans performer but we realize that it is impossible to be 100% complete or correct. If you should diamondringmiss important items, please contact us. This is an unofficial website; it is not possible to contact Fats directly via this website.

This is the plan

and it is very simple. For this you have to take a Fats recording, and if you don't have one, but that's hardly to believe, buy one, or find them on Spotify, or download them (of course legally), play them, enjoy both listening to the music and reading this website, and forget your troubles for a while (crisis, what crisis?), because that's one of the strengths of the music made by New Orleans artists and especially by Fats Domino. This 2CD is recommended for starters: The American Chart Hits (Original recordings remastered)- 62 tracks !! on Jasmine Records JASCD 557. It's a British label, but also available in the USA, see the site: http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk/acatalog/jascd-557.html

This happened

on November 5, 2008

The PBS documentary The PBS documentary "Fats Domino:Walking Back To New Orleans" went into premiere at Tipitina's in New Orleans on November 5, 2008 in the presence of Fats, who also received a replacement at that occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Grammy. The documentary, which contains 30 minutes of his concert filmed in May 2007 at Tipitina's, features also interviews with firends and fellow musicians like Dr.John, Irma Thomas, Robert Plant, Randy Newman and Allen Toussaint. This one hour documentary will be aired the next few years on public broadcasting stations, starting on November 16, 2008. More at http://www.wlae.com/fats-domino musicnotes

This was his 80th birthday

on February 26, 2008

Fats Domino, who’s been less reclusive in the years following Hurricane Katrina, appeared at the 80th birthday party staged in his honor at Tipitina’s Saturday night. The singer-pianist accepted fatswithfans(photo Matthew Hinton-TheTimes-Picayune) proclamations sent from Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Bobby Jindal, waved to the sold-out crowd and posed for photos with his latest honors.

This happened in 2007

In September 2007 Fats was inducted into the Lousiana Music Hall Of Fame. On May 19, 2007, Fats performed for the first time at Tipitina's in New Orleans after the flood . There he played 5 songs. On January 12, 2007 Fats received the Offbeat Lifetime Achievement Award in the House Of Blues in New Orleans.fatsin2007 Mayor Ray Nagin announced this day as 'Fats Domino Day In New Orleans', after that there was a musical tribute introduced by Cosimo Matassa.
Friends and musicians were Art Neville,
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, George Porter Jr., Dr.John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and others.


This is his biography

published in 2006. It is called "Blue Monday - Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn Of Rock 'n' Roll", written by Rick Coleman. The publisher is Da Capo Press , ISBN no. 13 978-0-306-81491-4. $ 26.95. 364 pages and lots of photos. We can tell you, it is fantastic! If you are a fan of New Orleans music, then you have to buy it. For more info: http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/dacapo/ book_detail.jsp?isbn=0306815311
or read this fine review: http://www.bluepower.com/2007/11/blue-mondaythe-lost-dawn-of-rock-and.html

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These are some awards

Fats has received numerous awards, and one of the important ons was becoming a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He also is a member the Songwriters' Hall of Fame since 1998. He was inducted into the Delta Music Hall of Fame in Louisiana but was unable to attend the ceremony on Saturday, April 1, 2006. For further information see this link: http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/fats-domino

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