Tuesday, 5 May 1987 / Münsterplatz, Basel
Antoine «Fats» Domino was born on 26 February 1928 in New Orleans. In his youth, he was a factory worker and in his free time, he played the piano in his hometown. Fats Domino was at the centre of the movement that catapulted the blues into popular music. People like Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and Fats Domino were more successful in the white pop scene than anyone could have dreamed. He composed countless hits, and many were in the hit parades around the world – for example «Ain’t That A Shame», «I’m Walking», «Blueberry Hill», «My Blue Heaven» etc.