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REMEMBERING FATS: ONLINE TRIBUTES

In the hours after the news of Fats Domino’s passing spread across the Internet, the requisite tributes have been popping up.

Pandora’s mixtape, Remembering Fats Domino, has already generated 75m spins and counting, with “Ain’t That a Shame” the most listened-to song at 13.6m.

The New York Times’ Jon Pareles has posted the Spotify playlist 12 Essential Tracks, while RollingStone.com has uploaded video clips of his 12 Essential Songs.

 

At iTunes, The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits (Capitol/UMe) has appeared on the albums chart at #15, while “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame” are on the store’s songs chart.

Music Biz head Jim Donio has sent out a statement that reads, “Music Biz is saddened by the passing of Fats Domino, a true pioneer of rock and roll. Domino’s hits, including ‘Blueberry Hill’ and ‘Ain’t That a Shame,’ helped form the foundation of the modern music business, selling over 110 million records in the early days of rock and roll. In fact, his contributions to music were so valuable that the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry has preserved ‘Blueberry Hill’ as a historic recording, and Domino himself was one of the first 10 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The music business would not be the same without him, and we send our condolences to all his family and friends.”

The Beatles, Harry Connick Jr., Ronnie Wood and Brian Wilson were among the musical luminaries who tweeted their respects to the New Orleans soul pioneer.

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