Thursday, October 26, 2017


Some of you know there's a tradition on Face book where folks dredge up their personal past or a historical past through photographs or other media to share.

Fats Domino died of natural causes Tuesday October 24th at his daughter's suburban New Orleans home. He was eighty nine.

Throwback to Robards Diner, Boston Post road on the border of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, New York.
 A girlfriend and I used to sneak out of our apartments after dark and meet up to hang out there, play music, drink floats, smoke cigarettes and flirt.

After School
 Dick Clark's American Bandstand was without question the most popular teen dance show broadcasted nationally from the 1950s to the 1980s. This episode from 1957 when the show was still in Philadelphia features three couples dancing to the music of Fats Domino who was certainly one of the early pioneers of Rock & Roll.

I was a troubled kid at 14,15,16. Theater saved me, got me on to an other path with new troubles to come, but I'm too weary with the present to add any more personal detail or archival photographs tonight and I know you'll forgive me.


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

what comes to mind with Fats Domino is my father's racism. He became
Livid about Blueberry Hill, which i'd bought with my babysitting money
and was playing on my record player. Livid. I remember looking at
his face...the hatred in it....knowing things...about my father from
that hatred that changed all the other things i had known about him.

Ms. said...

Potent memory Grace !!!