Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Fats was born Antoine Domino in 1928 in New Orleans. As a child his brother-in-law, who was twenty years his senior, taught him to play the piano.Fats, also sang.. The first language he learned to speak was French. He first performed in public at age 10. At fourteen he left school and worked days in a factory so he could perform at local nightclubs. He continued with music into the 40's and was heard by Dave Bartholomew, who would become his writing partner on many of Fats' hit songs. Fats joined the Dave Bartholomew Band in the mid-40's. He was... more