Fats Domino is dead, at 89

NBC has reported the death of the rock and roll trailblazer.

A New Orleans musician of French Creole descent, he cut his first recording – The Fat Man – in 1949 and carried on writing songs that shaped artists as diverse as Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney. His greatest hits include Blueberry Hill, I’m Walkin’ and Aint That a Shame.

He was a prodigious pianist with an amiable and generous personality.

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