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Antoine Domino, Jr. was born on 26 February 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, to mother Donatile and father Antoine Calice Domino, a well-known violinist, of French Creole descent. He is a pianist and singer-songwriter, best known for his hits “Ain’t That A Shame”, “Blueberry Hill” and “Walking To New Orleans”.

A famous singer, how rich is Fats Domino? According to sources in mid-2016, Domino has established a net worth of over $8 million, accumulated during his singing career.

Fats Domino Net Worth $8 Million

Domino grew up in New Orleans, along with his eight siblings. Coming from a musical family, Domino learned to play the piano at nine. He dropped out of school at 14 and began working at a local bedspring factory, however during the nights he performed in local clubs such as the Hideway Club, where he was discovered by Dave Bartholomew of Imperial Records, who became Domino’s producer and bandleader and who co-wrote almost all of Domino’s hits. In 1949 his song “The Fat Man” came out; it is considered by some as the first rock ‘n’ roll song ever, selling over a million copies. From then on, Domino’s popularity started to grow. He went on to release a number of hits, 37 of them being Top 40 singles., which included “Rockin’ Chair”, “Please Don’t Leave Me”, “You Done Me Wrong” and “Goin Home”. All added to his wealth.

In 1955 Domino released the single “Ain’t That A Shame”, which enabled him to reach such a high level of popularity among worldwide audiences, and the status of rock ‘n’ roll star. With it, the singer crossed over to pop charts and eventually to the white audience. The same year his debut album “Carry On Rockin” came out, being reissued as “Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ with Fats Domino” the following year. The song “Blueberry Hill” achieved great chart success, selling over five million copies. Domino’s net worth was considerably boosted.

The singer reinforced his popularity by appearing in two 1956 films, “Shake, Rattle & Rock” and “The Girl Can’t Help It”. The following year he appeared in the film “Jamboree”.

Domino had recorded several more hits under Imperial, such as “I’m in Love Again”, “Blue Monday”, “I’m Walkin'”, “Whole Lotta Loving” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans”, before the label was sold in 1963. That year he signed with ABC-Paramount Records, releasing 11 new singles. However, only the song “Red Sails in the Sunset” reached Top 40. In 1965 he reunited with Bartholomew, signing with his label Mercury and also with Reprise, and releasing his last Top 100 chart single “Lady Madonna”. In 1969 he appeared in the Monkees’ television special “33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee”.

Although the 70s and 80s saw no new record releases by the singer, he continued to tour regularly. He made a cameo appearance in the 1980 film “Any Which Way You Can”.

In 1991 a boxed set of Domino’s greatest hits came out. Two years later he released the album “Christmas is a Special Day”, under the EMI/Right Stuff label.

The year 2006 saw the release of Domino’s album “Alive and Kickin”, which was followed by his greatest hits album in the following year.

In the years since, Domino hasn’t performed or recorded new material, and has largely stayed out of the spotlight. In 2012 he made a cameo appearance in the television series “Treme”.

As a singer who sold more records (around 65 million) than any other ’50s rocker except Elvis Presley, Domino has amassed a considerable wealth. He has received numerous prestigious awards and honors, such as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and two National Medals of the Arts, one by President George W. Bush and the other by President Bill Clinton. In 1986 he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

In his private life, in 1947 Domino married Rosemary Domino, with whom he had eight children. Since his wife died in 2008, Domino has remained single.

The singer made headlines in 2005, after the Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. As his house was heavily flooded and Domino wasn’t seen or heard of by anyone around that time, rumors speculated on his death. However, it was soon revealed that Domino and his family were rescued and safe.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 26, 1928
Birth place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)
Profession:Pianist, singer-songwriter
Nationality:American
Spouse:Rosemary Domino (m. 1947-2008 (m. 1947-2008), her death)
Awards:Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, two National Medals of the Arts ( by President George W. Bush ( by President George W. Bush), President Bill Clinton)
Record labels:Imperial Records, Reprise, EMI/Right Stuff
Nominations:Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
Movies:"Shake, Rattle & Rock", "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956)
TV shows:"33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee" (1969), “Treme” (2012)
Albums:"Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino" (1955), "Any Which Way You Can" (1980), "Christmas is a Special Day", "Alive and Kickin" (2006)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Performs at Jazz Fest.97 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
2Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
3He is heard playing the piano introduction on Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"(1952).
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1998.
6He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1998 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
7He survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
8Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
9When Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans, he decided to stay at his home and was missed for days. He was later rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter (1 September 2005).
10Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
11Although never really in the mainstream of early rock & roll, he was one of the most influential singers in rock.
12He was voted the 25th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956)$1,500


Quotes

#Quote
1A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.


Pictures



Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2014-2016TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The SixtiesTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Good Ol' Freda2013Documentary performer: "I'm Ready" / writer: "I'm Ready"
VegasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Haven2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Land Girls2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Few Best Men2011writer: "I'm Walkin'" - as A Domino
4:44 Last Day on Earth2011performer: "Ain't That a Shame" / writer: "Ain't That a Shame"
Chillerama2011performer: "My Blue Heaven"
Rock & ChipsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Mafia II2010Video Game performer: "AIN'T THAT A SHAME", "THE FAT MAN" / writer: "AIN'T THAT A SHAME", "THE FAT MAN" - as Antoine "Fats" Domino
Flipped2010/Iperformer: "I'm Walkin'" / writer: "I'm Walkin'" - as Antoine Domino
Treme2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aufgspuit!2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eckis Welt2007Documentary performer: "Bluberry Hill"
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 12007Video performer: "Ain't That A Shame" / writer: "Ain't That A Shame"
So You Think You Can Dance2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Make It Funky!2005Documentary performer: "Let the Four Winds Blow" / writer: "I'm Ready" - as Antoine Domino / writer: "Let the Four Winds Blow" - as Antoine Fats Domine
The Shield2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The BluesTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2003 writer - 2 episodes, 2003
Holes2003writer: "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday" - as Antoine Domino
9 Dead Gay Guys2002performer: "Blueberry Hill"
Only the Strong Survive2002Documentary writer: "Land of 1000 Dances"
Hearts in Atlantis2001performer: "Ain't That a Shame" 1955 / writer: "Ain't That a Shame" 1955 - as Antoine "Fats" Domino
Lucky Numbers2000performer: "White Christmas"
Meet the Parents2000writer: "Poor Me" - as Antoine Fats Domino
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Ain't That a Shame", "Blue Monday" / writer: "Ain't That a Shame", "I'm Walkin" - as Antoine Domino
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV Movie writer: "Ain't That A Shame"
October Sky1999performer: "Ain't That a Shame" / writer: "Ain't That a Shame" - as Antoine
Ally McBeal1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
TohuwabohuTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 1990 - 1998 performer - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1998
White Squall1996performer: "BE MY GUEST", "I WANNA WALK YOU HOME" / writer: "BE MY GUEST", "I WANNA WALK YOU HOME" - as Antoine Domino
Twelve Monkeys1995performer: "Blueberry Hill" 1940
Father of the Bride Part II1995performer: "When the Saints Go Marching In"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Ain't That a Shame" / writer: "Ain't That a Shame"
Circle of Friends1995performer: "Bo Weevil" / writer: "Bo Weevil" - as Antonio Domino
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ready to Wear1994writer: "Here Comes the Hotstepper Allaam Mix" - as Domino
Mixed Nuts1994performer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
Rebel HighwayTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1994 performer - 5 episodes, 1994
Reform School Girl1994TV Movie performer: "I'm in Love Again" / writer: "I'm in Love Again" - as Antoine Domino
Cool and the Crazy1994TV Movie writer: "I'm Walking" - as Antoine Domino
Shake, Rattle and Rock!1994TV Movie performer: "AIN'T THAT A SHAME" / writer: "AIN'T THAT A SHAME" - as Antoine Domino
Confessions of a Sorority Girl1994TV Movie performer: "Im Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" / writer: "Im Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" - as Antoine Domino
Little Big League1994writer: "I'M READY" - as Antoine Domino
Judgment Night1993writer: "Ain't That a Shame" - as Antoine Domino
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1993TV Series writer - 2 episodes
This Boy's Life1993performer: "Blue Monday"
Lipstick on Your CollarTV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Quantum LeapTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992 performer - 1 episode, 1990
School Ties1992as Antoine Domino, "Ain't That A Shame" / performer: "Ain't That A Shame"
For the Boys1991writer: "Land of 1000 Dances" - as Antoine Domino
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever1991writer: "I'm Walkin'" - as Antoine Domino
Sweet Talker1991performer: "Let the Four Winds Blow" / writer: "Let the Four Winds Blow"
L.A. Story1991performer: "Ain't That A Shame" / writer: "Ain't That A Shame" - as Antoine "Fats" Domino
Havana1990/Iperformer: "One Night"
My Blue Heaven1990/Iperformer: "My Blue Heaven"
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990performer: "I'm Ready" / writer: "I'm Ready" - as Antoine Domino
The Delinquents1989performer: "One Night"
Mortal Sins1989writer: "Land Of 1000 Dances" - as Domino
Heavy Petting1989Documentary performer: "Blueberry Hill"
Road House1989writer: "Blue Monday" - as Antonie "Fats" Domino
Shag1989/Iwriter: "I'm in Love Again" - as Domino
Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII1988performer: "Blueberry Hill"
The Great Outdoors1988writer: "Land of a Thousand Dances" - as Antoine Domino
Colors1988writer: "LAND OF A 1000 DANCES"
The In Crowd1988writer: "Land of a Thousand Dances" - as Antoine Domino, Jr.
Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird1987TV Movie performer: "Blueberry Hill"
No Man's Land1987writer: "I'M WALKING" - as A. Domino
Roxanne1987writer: "I'm Walkin'" - uncredited
Vietnam War Story1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Fine Mess1986writer: "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday" - as Antoine Domino
Blue Money1985TV Movie writer: "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday"
Mischief1985performer: "Blueberry Hill", "I'm in Love Again", "Ain't That a Shame" / writer: "I'm in Love Again", "Ain't That a Shame" - as Antoine Domino
Firstborn1984performer: "Blueberry Hill"
Diner1982performer: "Whole Lotta Loving" / writer: "Whole Lotta Loving"
Any Which Way You Can1980performer: "Whiskey Heaven"
Vrijdag1980performer: "My Girl Josephine", "I've been around" / writer: "My Girl Josephine", "I've been around"
The Blues Brothers1980performer: "I'M WALKIN'"
The Ernie Sigley Show1975TV Series writer - 2 episodes
In Concert1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Graffiti1973writer: "Ain't That A Shame"
Let the Good Times Roll1973Documentary performer: "Blueberry Hill"
The Old Grey Whistle Test1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summer in the City1971performer: "Going to the River" / writer: "Going to the River"
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV Movie performer: "I'm Ready", "Blue Monday" / writer: "I'm Ready", "Blue Monday"
The Go!! Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 9 episodes
Les tricheurs1958"Second Line Jump", "If You Need Me"
The Big Beat1958performer: "I'm Walking", "The Big Beat" / writer: "I'm Walking", "The Big Beat"
The Big Record1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jamboree!1957performer: "Wait and See" / writer: "Wait and See", "Wait See"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Girl Can't Help It1956performer: "Blue Monday" - uncredited / writer: "Blue Monday" - uncredited
Shake, Rattle & Rock!1956performer: "I'm In Love Again", "Honey Chile", "Ain't That a Shame" / writer: "I'm In Love Again", "Honey Chile", "Ain't That a Shame" - as Antione "Fats" Domino
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laverne & Shirley1976-1977TV Series musician - 3 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Any Which Way You Can1980Fats Domino (uncredited)
Jamboree!1957Fats Domino

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laverne & Shirley1977TV Series contributor - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Treme2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50's1999Video documentaryHimself
Twist1992DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself
¡1990!1990TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show1987TV MovieHimself
Cinemax Sessions1986TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1986TV SeriesHimself
Ricky Nelson & Fats Domino: Live at the Universal Amphitheatre1985TV Special
Walking to New Orleans1985TV Movie documentary
Die Drehscheibe1981TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Heroes of Rock and Roll1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Disco1978TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille in New Orleans1978TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Le grand échiquier1973TV SeriesHimself
Let the Good Times Roll1973DocumentaryHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Disco 21970TV SeriesHimself
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
New American Bandstand 19651959-1963TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1962TV SeriesSinger / Himself
The Dick Clark Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Big Beat1958Himself
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1957TV SeriesHimself
The Girl Can't Help It1956Himself
Shake, Rattle & Rock!1956Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956TV SeriesHimself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: 50s & 60s Rock Rewind2014TV MovieHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs2014TV MovieHimself
Eckis Welt2007DocumentaryHimself
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 12007VideoHimself
Make It Funky!2005DocumentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Georgie Fame 60 år2003TV Movie
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties1989Video short documentary
Rockfogyatkozás1988DocumentaryHimself
The Compleat Beatles1982Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself

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