Fats Domino sold more records in the 1950s than any rocker except Elvis, but to the end, he insisted he was just a piano player from New Orleans.

Source: Remembering Fats Domino, the Rock Legend Who Took Over the    World but Never Left New Orlean {Link to Slate

I meet Fats Domino while working Hurricane Katrina. We were clearing the trees from the power lines in front of his small 2br home in the same area he grew up. He refused to evacuate and was almost broke. He played the piano for us.

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