Fats Domino Biography

(American pianist)

Fats Domino is an award-winning American pianist and singer-songwriter. He had three dozen Top 40 pop hits. Fats had eight children.

More about the relationship

Fats Domino was married to Rosemary Domino on August 6, 1948, and lived a single life after she died in 2007.

The couple has eight children in their married life. And, his children’s names are Antonio, Adonica, Antoinette, Andre, Andrea, Anola, Anatole, and Antoine III Domino.

Despite his widespread fame, his personal life was merely seen in the media. So, he must have had a happy married life.

Fats was a shy and happy guy. He always had an excellent countenance. However, there were not any rumors about his personal life and affairs.

And even if there were any of his personal secrets, they are all buried six feet under the earth.

Relationship Facts of Fats Domino

  • Fats Domino is married to Rosemary Domino.
  • Fats Domino married on August 06, 1948.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 354 days 💑
  • He is father of Eight(Antonio Domino, Adonica Domino, Antoinette Domino, Andre Domino, Andrea Domino, Anola Domino, Anatole Domino and Antoine III Domino).
  • Fats Domino is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Fats Domino?

Fats Domino was an American musician. He was mainly famous as a pianist, singer, and songwriter. He was one of the legend Rock and Roll artists.

Fats is widely famous for his numerous hits in the period of 1955 and 1960. Also, he was able to sell millions of records.

Fats Domino: Death

Fats passed away on October 24, 2017, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana, the US at the age of 89. His death was natural. But his death shocked many of his fans and the music industry.

Fats Domino: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Domino’s birth name was Antoine Dominique Domingo Jr. and he was born on February 26, 1928, in the home of Jazz New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S.

He was born to the couple Antoine Caliste Domino and Marie-Donatille Gros as the eighth child. His father was also a musician who played the violin. And he belongs of French Creole descent.

He has a brother, Red Top Young.

Talking about Fats’ childhood, most of his actual childhood details are currently missing.


Fats’ do not have any renowned certificates. After attending Louis B. Macarty School for about four years, he left and never tried to take the school classes.

However, he learned to play the piano from his brother-in-law Harrison Verrett.

Fats Domino
Caption: Fats Domino cute smile (Source: The Guardian)

During an interview, he expressed his academic view by quoting ‘A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a job.’

This suggests that he was not interested in receiving any qualification, rather he was most focused on his profession.

Fats Domino: Professional life, Career

Fats Domino started his professional career as a pianist in 1947 when he was only 14 years old. Initially, he played in a bar, but later Billy Diamond selected Fats to play in his band.

And then he started gaining major success and popularity. During his career, he worked with various artists including, Herbert Hardesty, Reggie Huston, Lee Allen, and Earl Palmer. However, his major success came from his own band.

Among his many recognizable songs of them are, The Fat Man, Ain’t That a Shame, Blueberry Hill, and I’m Walkin.

These records have been his greatest work and due to these records, he has many awards under his name. And, many of these songs are used as a learning piece and are still covered by many artists.

He had the main contract with Imperial Records during 1949-1960. In addition, Paramount Records, Reprise Records, and Mercury Record also worked with Fats.

Other than his musical career he has made appearances in television series and movies too. In 1956, he appeared in Shake, Rattle & Rock! and The Girl Can’t Help It. In 2012, he was seen in the television series Treme.


There is a long list of Fats’ awards and honors.

Some of his greatest awards are, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. Also to honor his work every January 27 is celebrated as ‘Fat Domino Day’.

He is inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, Louisiana Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Delta Music Museum.

Furthermore, in 1998, Bill Clinton awarded him with the National Medal of Arts.  And during his active career, he was the second person to sell records after Elvis Presley.

He has been one of the most influential artists in modern music.

In addition, many of the modern greats like Paul McCartney, Dionne Warwick, Prince, Norah Jones, Robert Plant, Yellowman, Neil Young, Elton John, and several others frequently cover Fats’ songs to honor his great work.

Fats Domino: Salary, Net Worth

Fats’ biggest wealth has been his records. But talking about his literal wealth he has had an $8 million net worth.

However, he has left his previous record with us.

Fats Domino: Rumors, Controversy

Fats’ has had a peaceful life considering his involvement in controversies.

The fact that there were no rumors or controversial topics relating to him, implies that he maintained a low social status throughout his career.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Fats Domino had black hair and brown eyes. Fats always had an attractive countenance.

Furthermore, he was 5 feet and 5 inches tall. However, many other details about his body are currently not available.

Social Media

Domino was active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He had more than 209K followers on Facebook, more than 4k followers on Instagram, and around 1.7k followers on Twitter.


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