Fats Domino

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Fats Domino Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


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*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

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Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in 2005 along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure. Severe property damage occurred in coastal areas, such as Mississippi beachfront towns where boats and casino barges rammed buildings, pushing cars and houses inland; water reached 6–12 miles (10–19 km) from the beach. The storm was the third most intense United States landfalling tropical cyclone, behind the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Hurricane Camille in 1969. Overall, at least 1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest United States hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.

Among the thousands of New Orleans residents stricken by the rising floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina was legendary rock ‘n roll pioneer Fats Domino. Fats had chosen to stay behind, partly out of stubbornness, and also to be with his beloved wife Rosemary, who was suffering from poor health. Reports of his demise were thankfully inaccurate, and CCN would go on to broadcast that he had been rescued by a coast guard helicopter on 1 September

When the hurricane hit, Domino’s home in the Lower Ninth Ward was flooded, and he lost almost all of his possessions – including the National Medal of Arts given to him by Bill Clinton in 1998. Whilst human life is more important than material items, the loss of such rock’n’roll pioneering artefacts was greatly felt.

When relief efforts began, Fats made several public appearances to help, despite having lost all of his own belongings. He also put the rumours of his demise firmly to rest, releasing the album “Alive and Kickin’” in 2006. A portion of the record sales went to New Orleans’ Tipitina’s Foundation, which helps local musicians. In order to raise money for repairs for his own home, friends and fellow musicians recorded a tribute album, Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, featuring the likes of Robert Plant, Elton John, and Paul McCartney.

In 2006, George W. Bush visited New Orleans and presented Fats with a new National Medal of Arts, to replace the one that was lost in the flood. The legendary pianist died peacefully on 24 October 2017, surrounded by his family. His spirit now pervades Blueberry Hill……………

Readers are advised to check out Rock And Rollin’ With Fats Domino (1955) and This is Fats Domino” (1956) as early examples of his unique New Oleans style.

Whilst the jovial big guy might not have commanded recognition on the same scale as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis or Elvis Presley, he was worshipped by Lennon & McCartney and many of their contemporaries who formed the vanguard of the “British Invasion in the mid-60’s..