Fats Domino, Legendary Musician, Dead at 89
Fats Domino, a legendary pianist, recording artist and the man of rock n' roll music, died Wednesday at age 89.
His first record, "The Fat Man," was released in 1949 and was the first rock n' roll record to sell a million copies while achieving a No 2. ranking on the R&B charts.
He rubbed shoulders with former president Bill Clinton, who bestowed him the National Medal of Arts at a White House Ceremony.
George W. Bush made a personal visit to Domino after Hurricane Katrina and replaced his medal and gold records that were lost in the debris. Domino's legacy will live on, especially after being honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.