A little late with this, but legend Fats Domino passed away by natural causes at the age of 89 on October 24, 2017. Fats made an enormous contribution to pop and rock music with his own style of New Orleans-influenced rhythm and blues, with a touch of rock and roll and Boogie-Woogie music. He was noted for such hits as Blueberry Hill, Ain't That A Shame, I'm Walkin' and I'm Walkin' To New Orleans.. The Beatles song, Lady Madonna, written by Paul McCartney, is said to have done to emulate Fats' style. The Beatles admired Fats. John and Paul recorded some of his songs. Fats was mistakenly thought to have been killed by Hurricane Katrina, but he had been rescued along with his wife and one of his children. Fats seemed like a top-notch, friendly kind of guy. RIP Fats. You'll be missed.
Another legend gone... He is definitely one of the greats of Rock 'n' Roll, along with Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few. R.I.P Fats, you're gonna live forever within your music.
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
Interestingly, not only did the Beatles, particularly John and Paul, record a couple of Fats' songs, but Fats also recorded a couple of Beatles' songs: "Lady Madonna" and "Lovely RIta". "Lady Madonna" certainly shows some influence of Fats' style, and Paul acknowledged that the song was meant to somewhat emulate Fats' style. An interesting question struck me. Apart from "Lady Madonna", are there any other songs by the Beatles that show influence of Fats Domino's style? Maybe.
We know some of Paul's songs show strong influence of Little Richard, right down to vocally hitting some really high notes. And we know that "Lady Madonna" was influenced by Fats Domino, enough that Fat's recorded his version of the song. Fats Domino wrote and recorded a "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday". It struck me that the Beatles' early song, "I Wanna Be Your Man", seems to show some influence to Fats' "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday". They aren't identical, but the Beatles song (which John described as a "throw-away") seems to show some strong inspiration, obviously not the lyrics, but rather somewhat in the melody and rhythm style emulating the style of Fats Domino. I'm just speaking for myself, but I could imagine Fats doing a song like that.
What do you think? Influenced? Or not?
Here's Fats doing "Lady Maddona". Cool pic of the Beatles with Fats.
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