• Fats Domino, one of rock ’n roll’s earliest stars, with hit songs like “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “I’m Walkin’,” has passed away at age 89.

Variety described him as “one of the defining figures of early rock ’n’ roll,” and one of the “most powerful, and certainly the most popular, of a generation of great Crescent City keyboardists.”