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Premieres Friday, February 26 at 10/9c on Fats Domino’s birthday.

One of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s, Fats Domino and his record sales were rivaled then only by Elvis Presley. The music heard here is “The Fat Man,” recorded in 1949. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, Domino became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, a revolutionary genre that united young black and white audiences.