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    Fats Domino Found in New Orleans

    By Gina Serpe 11 minutes ago

    One of rock 'n' roll's chief architects has been rescued from the rubble of New Orleans.
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    Fats Domino, who had been unaccounted for in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was plucked from the flooded city by a rescue boat.

    His daughter, Karen Domino White, who lives in New Jersey, identified her father in a picture taken Monday night by a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer. The singer is seen being helped from a boat by an emergency crew.

    There was no word on where he was taken. There was also no word on the whereabouts of family members that had been with him before the storm hit.

    An APB went out for the musician and his family soon after the levees broke and flooded his neighborhood in the city's 9th Ward, an area that is now littered with dead bodies.

    The musician's niece, Checquoline Davis, posted a plea on Craigslist.com for information on her missing relatives, writing that Domino and his wife, Rosemary, and their children and grandchildren "didn't get out" of their New Orleans home. Her plea was one of thousands seeking information on missing friends and family on the site.

    The R&B legend had last been heard from on Sunday night, a day before the storm struck. During a phone call with longtime agent Al Embry, the 77-year-old performer insisted he would ride out the hurricane in his three-story home.

    The singer and boogie-woogie pianist, born Antoine Domino, has sold over 110 million records in his nearly five-decade career highlighted by the jukebox staples "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame." The New Orleans music fixture's 1949 recording of "The Fat Man" is considered by some to be the first rock 'n' roll record, and Domino was among the inaugural group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

    Another Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter
    Allen Toussaint, was listed among the missing, although Fox News reported that Toussaint may be among the 20,000-plus refugees seeking shelter in the Super Dome.

    With New Orleans a hub of jazz, blues and even rap, several musicians were impacted by the storm. Rapper Juvenile's home was destroyed and he says he has lost several friends. Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner, who was waiting out the storm in his native Minneapolis, told the Associated Press he still hadn't heard anything about the condition of his home and recording studio in the Crescent City. Pirner moved there seven years ago.

    Meanwhile, several high-powered denizens are rallying support. Master P, whose home was swamped and who hasn't been able to track down his uncle, father-in-law or sister-in-law, has announced the formation of a charity, Team Rescue, and is organizing a "Save Our Hood" concert and benefit album. Wynton Marsalis will play both NBC and BET's telethons in the coming days. Louisiana natives
    Tim McGraw and
    Harry Connick Jr. will also perform at the NBC event and have made public appeals for help.

    "I haven't slept in days," Connick says in a statement. "Although I now finally know that my immediate family in New Orleans is safe, I have not heard from many, many friends and other family members.

    "New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse, and I can only dream that one day she will recapture her glory. I will do everything within my power to make that happen and to help in any way I can to ease the suffering of my city, my people!"

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  • #2
    That is good news.
    RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
    You'll never be forgotten.

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      • #4
        Did they find his thrill too?

        Moon

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        • #5
          Did Erma Thomas turn up yet?
          Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

          A.C.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Moon Man@Sep 1 2005, 09:22 PM
            Did they find his thrill too?

            Moon
            Moon, that was my first thought when I saw this thread...
            " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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            • #7
              Finally!

              Now we can get on to secondary concerns like food and water.
              When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Sep 1 2005, 10:10 PM
                Finally!

                Now we can get on to secondary concerns like food and water.
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                "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                • #9
                  Anyone see Entertainment Tonight a couple of nights ago? They were doing a feature on star's safety in New Orleans.

                  Nice to see where ET's priorities are.
                  RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                  You'll never be forgotten.

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                  • #10
                    He might want to change the words to this one:

                    Walkin' to New Orleans

                    Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (1928 - )

                    This time I'm walking to New Orleans
                    I'm walking to New Orleans
                    I'm gonna need two pair of shoes
                    When I get through walking the blues
                    When I get back to New Orleans

                    I've got my suitcase in my hand
                    Now ain't that a shame
                    I'm leaving here today
                    Yes, I'm going back home to stay
                    Yes, I'm walking to New Orleans

                    You used to be my honey
                    Till you spent all my money
                    No use for you to cry
                    I see you bye and bye
                    Cause I'm walking to New Orleans

                    I've got no time for talking
                    I've got to keep on walking
                    New Orleans is my home
                    That's the reason why I'm goin'
                    Yes, I'm walking to New Orleans

                    I'm walking to New Orleans
                    I'm walking to New Orleans
                    I'm walking to New Orleans
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                    • #11
                      I am not even sure why this was even a story in the 1st place...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BlueBrained@Sep 2 2005, 02:25 AM
                        I am not even sure why this was even a story in the 1st place...
                        I see what you mean. I'm glad he's alive, though.

                        Honestly, I thought he died years ago. I had no idea he was still living.
                        RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                        You'll never be forgotten.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BlueBrained@Sep 2 2005, 02:25 AM
                          I am not even sure why this was even a story in the 1st place...

                          A life was saved. Yeah, he does have a bit of celeb status, but nevertheless, amidst all the stories and picture of anguish and turmoil, I find it a small breath of fresh air to have a bit of good news.
                          Make America Great For Once.

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