FEBRUARY 26th IS FATS DOMINO’S BIRTHDAY;
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAT MAN!!!
New Orleans born Fats Domino first gained first gained national attention with his 1949 ROCK ‘n ROLL tune THE FAT MAN…
Although many of his tunes got more air-play and higher chart ratings when covered by Caucasian performers during that racially segregated era (e.g., “Ain’t That A Shame” which was covered by Pat Boone), Fats eventually accrued 37 top forty hit singles…
Also n this date, in 1951, Ruth Brown
hit #3 on R ‘n B with
I’LL WAIT FOR YOU…
February 26, 1965 saw Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention’s release of the debut album FREAK OUT!
Not a bad day in
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