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« on: September 01, 2005, 21:15 »
Blues musician Fats Domino is among those missing after Hurricane Katrina. His agent, Al Embry, said he had not been able to contact him since Sunday.

The 77-year-old had told Mr Embry he was staying at his home in a low-lying area of New Orleans, with his wife, Rosemary, and their daughter.

Hundreds or even thousands of people are feared to have drowned in the city, where the hurricane struck on Monday.

Information is hard to obtain as power cables and telephone networks are down.

Domino's niece, Checquoline Davis, reportedly posted a message on an online bulletin board on Thursday pleading for information.

She reportedly wrote that Domino, his wife, their children and grandchildren "didn't get out" of the second floor of his house.

Mr Embry, who has worked with Domino for 28 years, said: "I hope somebody turns him up, but as of right now, we haven't got anybody that knows where he's at."

More than a million people were evacuated from New Orleans and the surrounding areas before the hurricane struck, but Mayor Ray Nagin has estimated that up to 100,000 people decided to stay in the city.

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The singer and pianist, whose real name is Antoine Domino, has sold more than 110 million records, including Blueberry Hill and Ain't that a shame.

He had nearly 20 US Top 20 singles between 1955 and 1960.

Among the last of them was Walking to New Orleans, a Bobby Charles composition that became a string-laden tribute to the city that inspired him.

In 1986 Domino was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and won Hall Of Fame and Lifetime Achievement awards at the 1987 Grammy's.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 21:30 »
I thought he was long dead already!
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 21:47 »
I remember you saying the same about me!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 22:00 »
he wasnt the only one saying that, there was a huge cult!
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 22:12 »
I'm really surprised.  I thought Fats was long dead.  He must be ancient. :?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 22:15 »
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I remember you saying the same about me!!

That's just your jokes, Clive!  :grin:

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he wasnt the only one saying that, there was a huge cult!

I hope that wasn't a typo!  :ooo:
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 22:38 »
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I hope that wasn't a typo!  Shocked


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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005, 23:06 »
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2005, 07:29 »
Fats Domino found OK in New Orleans

Thursday, September 1, 2005; Posted: 11:44 p.m. EDT (03:44 GMT)

 
(CNN) -- Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino was among the thousands of New Orleans residents plucked from rising floodwaters, his daughter said Thursday.

Karen Domino White, who lives in New Jersey, identified her father in a picture taken Monday night by a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer.

The photograph shows Domino -- the singer behind the 1950s hits "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill" -- being helped off a boat near his home in the city's Lower 9th Ward.

His whereabouts since the rescue were not immediately known. Nor was there any information about his wife, Rosemary, friends said.

The neighborhood was heavily flooded when a levee failed as Katrina slammed into southeastern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Thousands are feared dead in the storm, Louisiana's governor and the mayor of New Orleans have said, though no official tally has been compiled.

White said she last heard from her father August 23, four days before the storm hit, and was unable to contact him Sunday.

"I didn't have any information. I was just praying," she said.

Writer Charles Amann said he last spoke to Domino on Sunday, and the singer refused to join the evacuation that was then under way.

"He said to me, in that wonderful Southern accent of his, that no, he was staying on -- that he had gone through the last one and he could go through this one," said Amann, who is working on a book on the early days of the "American Bandstand" television program.

Many of those evacuated from the Lower 9th Ward were taken to the Louisiana Superdome and are being transferred to the Astrodome sports stadium in Houston, Texas.

Alan Warner, an EMI Music executive, also saw the photograph of Domino's rescue. But he said he did not know where the 77-year-old singer, born Antoine Domino, was taken afterward.

"But the fact that he actually was rescued is just so gratifying," Warner said.

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005, 20:23 »
I'm glad he's OK.  :)

I never knew he was 76. :o
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2005, 23:13 »
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I never knew he was 76.


I always thought he was 78⅓.

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2005, 13:58 »
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I never knew he was 76.


I always thought he was 78⅓.

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Are you referring to RPM Gill.

If so it's 78rpm  and 331/3rpm :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2005, 14:12 »
Errr.... yes, I was  :blush: .

I suppose it's comforting to know that I'm not old enough to remember those speeds accurately.  It's either that or I am old enough, but dementia has set in early.

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2005, 15:00 »
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Errr.... yes, I was  :blush: .

I suppose it's comforting to know that I'm not old enough to remember those speeds accurately.  It's either that or I am old enough, but dementia has set in early.

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