On this Day in Music History: December 29, 1956

On this Day in Music History: December 29, 1956

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On this day in 1956, celebrated Rock n Roll trailblazer, Fats Domino, sat atop the R&B music charts for the 11th week in a row with his timeless rendition of, “Blueberry Hill,” making it his most commercially successful recording. The song, written by Vincent Rose, Al Lewis and Larry Stock in 1940, was previously sung by Louis Armstrong. A New Orleans native, Domino was born in the Lower Ninth Ward, and stayed there through Hurricane Katrina in 2005 due to his wife’s poor health. Many believed he had died in the massive flooding, but Domino and his wife were eventually airlifted by U.S. Coast Guard helicopters. He has rebuilt his home and resides there to this day.

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