New Orleans is known for wonderful jazz music, and we have many icons of the genre to claim as our own, from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to newer artists like Harry Connick, Jr, and Wynton Marsalis. But one of our most beloved musicians here in the Crescent City is none other than Fats Domino, the New Orleans native who grew up in the Ninth Ward and went on to have more charting rock hits than any other artist in American history except Elvis Presley. The beloved New Orleans native will be celebrating his 85th birthday on Tuesday, February 26, but no public celebrations are planned. Instead, we recommend checking out some classics like this one before heading out to hear some great new music on Frenchmen Street!
Happy Birthday to a New Orleans Legend!
Feb 23, 2013 | New Orleans