News & History



10 Oct 09

The 5th edition of the Back to the Sixties party on March 13, 2010 will be all about the music of the legendary Antoine "Fats" Domino.

15 Sep 09

Both the DVD documentary "Fats Domino: Walkin' Back to New Orleans" and the paperback edition of the biography "Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll" are available at Tipitina's!

4 Jun 09

updated "News & History", FAQ- and Links-sections

30 May 09 Musical legends held tribute concert "The Domino Effect" in New Orleans

Apr 09

Mardi Gras Records released the CD "give me some! - rare and unreleased" (MG-8310), containing nearly the complete "Washington" session, alternate takes from the "Alive and Kickin'" session, and much more (see tracklisting).

7 Apr 09

Collectors' Choice Music reissued the two Reprise albums "Fats Is Back" & "Fats"

7 Mar 09

Fats Domino's 81st Birthday Celebration at Tipitina's, feat. Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson

5 Nov 08

Premiere of the LAE Productions documentary film "Fats Domino: Walkin' Back to New Orleans" at Tipitina's

23 Feb 08

Fats Domino 80th Birthday Celebration at Tipitina's

28 Dec 07

Video of Bobby Setter visiting Fats after Katrina at PRiMO TVgids

7-11 Nov 07

Trip to New York City with an appearance at the PINK ELEPHANT club plus a performance on the TODAY show.
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 1: Departure
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 2: Arrival
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 3: Rehearsal
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 4: The Show
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 5: The Today Show
- Fats Domino in NYC, Part 6: Goin' home

9 Oct 07

The Captain & Tennille In New Orleans special on DVD in amazing picture quality plus new commentary.
Fats does WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS, an interview with Toni Tennille, and I'M READY with 'Captain' Daryl Dragon.

21 Sep 07

Got the new Tipitina's 2 CD tribute album "Goin' Home".

13 Aug 07

Domino received reproductions of 20 gold record awards he lost during Hurricane Katrina

19 May 07

Fats performed 11 songs in a short 30 minutes concert at Tipitina's

5 May 07

updated information about unfinished studio albums in "FAQ"-section

5 May 07

Just received 8 tracks from the unreleased 1983 "Washington" album!!!
Three of them (Every Night about this Time / IT MakeS no Difference NOW / Ain't that a Shame) were released on the
Alive and Kickin' CD, the first two as remixed versions.

4 May 07

Was informed that the Mercury CD contains the alternate take of I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO twice! The original version can be heard here.  

23 Apr 07

Da Capo Press re-released the Fats Domino biography BLUE MONDAY as a paperback edition

6 Apr 07

Today I got a CD from France titled "Fats Domino '65 - What's that you got?" (Mardi Gras Records, MG-8307) with
- the complete 1965 Las Vegas show
- the 4 studio recordings from the 2 Mercury singles
  What's that you got? / It's never too late
- a
previously unreleased alternate take of I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO
- 2 previously unreleased tracks from the "Southland U.S.A."-session
  Don't play with my Heart

11 Mar 07

MSNBC: Domino longs to return to New Orleans home

2 Mar 07

From the Storyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans comes the great session FATS & FRIENDS with Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Paul Shaffer and Ron Wood. Plus a new interview with Paul and rehearsal footage!

26 Feb 07

Tipitina's Foundation is rebuilding Fats Domino's house (see slideshow)

25 Oct 06

On September 8th Mr. Domino signed an agreement with CSP Records to reissue his album "CHRISTMAS IS A SPECIAL DAY" (CSP1040).

29 Aug 06

President George W. Bush visited Fats Domino Publishing and presented a replacement for Fats' National Medal of Arts. 

29 Jul 06

Paul MacPhail's day-to-day book BIG BEAT BLUES on the life and times of FD will be available on Aug 16th. For details contact him at:
34 Mt Herbert Rd, Stratford PEI, Canada C1B 2S4,

10 Jul 06

The legendary 1986 Austin, TX concert is available on CD and DVD from NEW*WEST RECORDS.

24 Apr 06

*** Da Capo Press released Fats Domino's long awaited biography BLUE MONDAY by Rick Coleman. ***

16 Mar 06

A new Fats Domino studio album Alive and Kickin' is available through the Tipitina's Foundation - get it!!!

2 Jan 06

After waiting and waiting and waiting, the first book on Fats Domino will be available in May !!!


Good news fans: FATS DOMINO is safe!!! He arrived at Baton Rouge on Friday.
Here is an article from the Rolling Stone magazine, a story by Jake Coyle (AP), plus the BBC News.
According to Fox News, Fats wanted to stay in NO. He and his family are still missing.

Houston Chronicle
reported that Domino's house was flooded.

14 Aug 05

Unfortunately HarperCollins/Ecco dropped Rick Coleman's book, so he has to look for a new publisher.

16 May 05

A great new DVD is available from Smith & Co., titled "Live in Europe". It features Fats' performance at the Andorra Jazz Festival 1992. And included is a bonus CD containing the concert at the C.C.H. Hamburg 1981.
Check it out!

12 Jan 05

RHINO HANDMADE released "Sweet Patootie: The Complete Reprise Recordings" which combines the two albums "Fats Is Back" and "Fats" plus 3 unreleased tracks!

(read the review on allmusic)

15 Jun 04

just discovered additional information on the long-awaited Fats biography (© HarperCollins Publishers):

Coleman, Rick

Music critic and historian Rick Coleman presents the first-ever biography of American music icon Fats Domino. Rock & Roll helped define the last half of the 20th century as a driving force behind racial integration, the sexual revolution, free expression, and the empowerment of the disenfranchised. After 15 years of tracking the roots of rock, Coleman's journey led him to one man in particular, Antoine "Fats" Domino, a reclusive legend who is alive and well today and whom he considers to be the real granddaddy of rock n' roll. BLUE MONDAY captures the story of a man who would have been content to play only for close family and friends, but instead ended up changing the world through his music and influencing the greatest names in rock today, from Elvis Presley and John Lennon to Mick Jagger and Bob Marley. Through extensive interviews with many early rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll legends (among them Lloyd Price, the Clovers, Charles Brown, and all of the members of Buddy Holly’s group, the Crickets) and, most importantly, exclusive interviews with Fats Domino himself over the course of 15 years, Coleman reconstructs the fascinating music scene of the 1940s and 1950s, at the center of which was a musician who, by revolutionizing popular music, helped integrate America. Ecco

UK rights: HarperCollins US; Translation rights: The Gernert Company, Fax: (212) 727-2662

Publication: February 2005 (KV)
Estimated length: 480 pages, with 32-page b/w photo insert
Manuscript available: April 2004

30 Sep 03

added "Whiskey Heaven" to "Favorite Dominos"
(hard to find the studio-version on CD, but finally I succeeded)

04 Jun 03

for a smoother scrolling, navigation now works without JAVA

21 May 03

Fats Domino was inducted to The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame

15 May 03

three new pictures in gallery

28 Apr 03

index page now comes with background sound (medley of 20 tunes - 320 KB, so it might take a while to load)

25 Apr 03

lots of new information
added navigation within pages (uses JAVA)

15 Apr 03

Shout! / Sony Music released "The Legends of New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino" on DVD, VHS and CD
(the DVD is a must)

29 Mar 03

activated "Gallery"

10 Mar 03

new chapter "Guestbook & Contact"

05 Mar 03

activated "FAQ"

26 Feb 03

Mr. D is celebrating his 75th birthday - Congratulations!!!

23 Dec 02

Herbert Hardesty's website is online

27 Sep 02

BBC Radio 2 started a 6-part weekly series to honor The Fat Man

27 Apr 02

two new chapters "Recommended" and "Help"
activated "Buy" and "Sell"

27 Mar 02

added "It's never too late" to "Favorite Dominos"

activated "News & History" and "Links"

12 Mar 02

EMI/Capitol released "Walking to New Orleans" (4 CD) and "The Fats Domino Jukebox"

20 Feb 02

design with 16 chapters

20 Sep 01

new "Favorite Dominos"

16 Sep 01

second version (added pictures of Fats and me)

14 Sep 01

first version (text only)



"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D.
Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B."
(Fats Domino)