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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:48 am 
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Sad but not surprising news. Towering figure in the history of New Orleans music and rock and roll. Bless his memory.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/o ... rQwQ?amp=1

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:58 am 
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Loved the 2006 Jazz Fest poster ... RIP Fats.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:59 am 
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RIP Fats


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:06 am 
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He was a big contributor to the soundtrack of my youth.
I wonder if he'll like Heaven as much as he loved New Orleans.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:22 pm 
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I hope his Blueberry Hill is as good as it gets!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:23 pm 
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TUPF wrote:
I hope his Blueberry Hill is as good as it gets!


Hey man, let's keep it clean... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:14 pm 
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As summed up best in NYT obit, His music "is the kind of good that never wears out." RIP


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:19 pm 
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The world is a good bit darker today

Half a century and his sound still seems fresh. Sad day

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Twelve essential Fats Domino songs (per the RS)

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/fats-domino-12-essential-songs-w510144


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:35 pm 
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For me it’ll always be Blue Monday followed by Walking to New Orleans

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:19 pm 
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I remember seeing him at Jazz fest several decades ago; what an amazing performer! RIP Fats!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:41 pm 
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When I was a kid and had my driver's license we would drive by this house hoping he was outside so we could tell him Hi. Just to see him was special. His music was with my generation growing up in New Orleans every day from grammar school through college. As Roller said - he was the was a 'big contributor'. And as the Beatles said their major early influence was Fats.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:55 pm 
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2nd line Wednesday at 5

I usually avoid such because it’s hipster paradise. But Fats means that much to me. Good weather = I’m there

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:57 pm 
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I went. And I'm glad I did: Fats means/meant that much to me. But man oh man, celebrity death second lines are, or at least have become, the sole possession of hipsters and air-b-n-b tourists.

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