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Ruz-El

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Chubby Checker too! ;)

You could make a strong case for Fat's "inventing" rock and roll with THE FAT MAN from 1949. I grew up with his music. Seeing his big smile on Treme was enough to have me tear up a bit. Sad to see him go.
 

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Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard are about the only two still living '50s Rock N' Roll Pioneers (Chubby Checker had his first big hit "The Twist" in 1960, and I don't count Pat Boone, even almost!) that I can think of!

Fats Domino had way more Top 40 hits than the above two living legends combined, something like 34, I believe? In the pre Beatles Rock era, I think that only Elvis Presley had more!

Anyway, my condolences to Fats Domino's family and friends! May he Rest in Peace, and may his great musical legacy never die!

CHEERS! :)
 

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I was kidding about poor Chubby Checker. I only became aware that his name is a take on Fats Domino.

New Orleans showed up to send Fats off, photo's from the second line hit twitter and had me tearing up again. Many can be found here:

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orle..._67b033b8-bf58-11e7-8156-d78a6a10431f.html#18

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