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In Memoriam: Fats Domino (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)

Fats Domino / Credit: Getty Images

Filmmaker Joe Lauro’s 2016 documentary American Masters: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll is streaming now on the American Masters website:

New York metro area encore Sunday, October 29 at 11 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Check local listings for encore broadcasts nationwide on PBS.

Film Synopsis

Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ‘n’ roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-Civil Rights South and aided integration through his influential music. A production of HISTORIC MUSIC LIBRARY.

Natasha Padilla

Associate Director, Audience Engagement


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