Fats Domino Heads Off In Search Of The Great Blueberry Hill In The Sky And That Ain’t A Shame

by Richard Cameron Fats Domino (1928-2017) Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., who passed late Tuesday at age 89, is one of those artists we can recognize for their contributions to the music scene that we don’t need to spend much time introducing.  His impact on pop music is imprinted on so many recordings and facets of pop culture that just mentioning one of his hits, defines the concept behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Domino remained in the footprint of New Orleans – in nearby Harvey, Louisiana; a…

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50 Years Ago Tomorrow, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Taught The Bands To Play. It Still Leads The Parade

by Richard Cameron “Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released in England and internationally on June 2nd, 1967 , but the concept for it began fermenting in the imagination of Paul McCartney in Fall of 1966. McCartney had taken a solo driving excursion incognito through the wine region of France, aided by hair slicked back with Vaseline and an artificial goatee. This effect, combined with sunglasses, permitted him to visit cities and villages along the way from Paris to Bordeaux, unrecognized by residents and tourists alike. Later that year,…

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