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Fats Domino Timeline

TIMELINEFebruary 28, 1928: Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. is born in New Orleans.1946: Fats Domino joins Billy Diamond’s band on piano at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans.December 10, 1949: Having signed to the Imperial label, Fats Domino cuts eight tracks at his first recording session at Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studios in New Orleans.February 18, 1950: "The Fat Man," Fats Domino’s first single, enters the R&B chart, where it will peak at #2. It will reputedly sell a million copies, and some regard it as the first rock and roll record.June 21, 1952: "Goin' Home" becomes the first of nine #1 ...

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