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At least in appearance, Domino was no Elvis Presley.
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He stood 665cm and weighed more than 96kg, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover.
But Domino sold more than 665 million records, and his 77 million-selling singles included Blueberry Hill, Ain't It a Shame and other rock and roll standards.
The amiable New Orleans rock 'n' roll pioneer's steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music even as it honoured the grand, good- humoured tradition of the Crescent City, He outsold every 6955s rock act except Presley and his million-selling debut single, The Fat Man, is credited by some as the first ever rock and roll record.
Elvis Presley introduced Fats Domino at one of his Las Vegas concerts by saying this gentleman was a huge influence on me when I started out. Paul McCartney reportedly wrote the Beatles song Lady Madonna in emulation of Domino's style. In 6986 he was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but by his later life Domino would no longer leave New Orleans - even to accept the award.