Thursday, September 01, 2005

Missing: Fats

NEW YORK -- Fats Domino was missing Thursday, days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, said his longtime agent, Al Embry. Embry told The Associated Press that he hadn't been able to contact Domino since talking to him Sunday evening by phone.

The 77-year-old R&B legend, whose real name is Antoine Domino, told Embry that he planned to stay at his New Orleans house with his wife, Rosemary, and their daughter.


Domino, who has rarely appeared in public in recent years, has a home in the 9th ward, a low-lying area of the flooded city.

This makes me incredibly wistful. My father, now in his eighties, had me listening to "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That A Shame" at a tender, young age. Thank you, Daddy, for also exposing me to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and many other artists who were meaningful to you.

Listen to a clip of Blueberry Hill

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