Remembering Fats Domino

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Fats Domino in 1992 (Source: Wiki Commons)

Fats Domino in 1992 (Source: Wiki Commons)

Fats Domino in 1992 (Source: Wiki Commons)

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When Fats Domino, the pioneering musician from New Orleans, died on Oct. 24, his death made headlines in most major news outlets. But the black press knew him better — or at least longer.

In its tribute, The Afro re-published a story — “Meet Fats Domino, 250 pounds of controversy” — that was written by the legendary Sam Lacy in 1956. Read it here.

 

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