Conscious Aging: Death of Fats Domino

Before folk music of the 1960’s there was rock and roll of the 1950’s. Fats Domino was second in commercial success only to Elvis Presley. Fats sang Ain’t That A Shame, I’m Walkin’, Blueberry Hill, and a host of other hits of the era.

The article below has a YouTube clip of Fats singing Ain’t That A Shame — although oddly enough when I tested the YouTube link in the post it took me to Fats singing Blueberry Hill. For that, I’m giving you both links — the New York Times article and YouTube. The Ain’t That A Shame clip is memorable not only for the song, which I remember as if it were yesterday, but for the shots of his young audience at a dance. That’s what we looked like, in the after school dances at Lincoln Junior High.

Such a long time ago, and so many memories… If you were a fan of Fats Domino back in the day, let us know via the Comment section.

6 thoughts on “Conscious Aging: Death of Fats Domino

  1. Loved Fats Domino! Blueberry Hill was my favorite. Once during an early vacation to Myrtle Beach we rented a convertible. As we drove into the airport to drop it off, it was a warm and sunny day – and that song was playing. Sweet memories!

  2. Back in the day……..remember dancing with Bob at someone’s sweet sixteen party to “Ain’t that a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.” Great memories of my teenage years!

  3. I remember my big brother grooving to Blueberry Hill .. I liked it too, because I liked blueberries. !

  4. for Ada: Blueberry Hill was released in 1956, when I was 11. I loved the song, and remember giggling with my friends because we were sure that finding your thrill on Blueberry Hill involved something naughty, although we had no idea what. Ah, the innocence… 🙂

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