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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, has died at age 89

By in Press Enterprise on October 25, 2017

By The Associated Press

Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89.

  • FILE – This 1956 file photo shows singer, composer and pianist Fats Domino. The amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music even as it honored the grand, good-humored tradition of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. (AP Photo, File)

  • FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2007 file photo, music legend Fats Domino performs on the NBC “Today” television show in New York. Domino, the amiable rock ‘n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2007 file photo, music legend Fats Domino performs on the NBC “Today” television show in New York. Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

  • American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino, 27th March 1967. (Photo by Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino, 27th March 1967. (Photo by Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • 22nd May 1973: Legendary American jazz pianist and singer Fats Domino (Antoine Domino) in concert at Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    22nd May 1973: Legendary American jazz pianist and singer Fats Domino (Antoine Domino) in concert at Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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