Rock and Roll legend Fats Domino died Tuesday at his home in Harvey, La.
With a friendly smile and broken voice, Domino sold more than 110 million records and his hits included Blueberry Hill, Ain't That a Shame and Walking To New Orleans. "Ain't That a Shame", a rocker that Domino performed in the 1956 movie "Shake, Rattle and Rock!", enjoyed moderate chart success before it was eclipsed by Pat Boone's watered-down cover version.
Born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., on February 26, 1928, in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, Domino started in the music scene at a young age, dropping out of high school and playing in local bars. He was taught to the piano by his brother-in-law and began performing in music clubs and bars in the 1940s.
Domino would go on to score almost 40 Top 40 singles, and was one of the first 10 honorees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The blues and rock n' roll musician wasn't one for interviews, but in 2006 he spoke to CBS News after Hurricane Katrina devastated his home city. The work was helped by proceeds from a tribute album to Domino, "Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino", featuring covers of his songs by musicians including McCartney, Willie Nelson and Elton John.
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Also lost was his National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton.
Domino later lent his support to a number of Katrina charity projects and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
He was also honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, with Rolling Stone magazine placing him no.25 in the list of Greatest Recording Artists Of All Time.
Domino was married to Rosemary Domino for 60 years before her death in 2008 and the duo had eight children.