Posted in NYC | music on November 9, 2007

Fats & Bloomberg @ Pink Elephant, NYC - Nov 8, 2007 (CRED)
Fats Domino & Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today presented the Key to the City to music legend Fats Domino in honor of his efforts to raise money for struggling musicians in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. After the hurricane, which destroyed Domino’s home in the Ninth Ward and forced his evacuation to Baton Rouge, Domino returned to New Orleans to rebuild his house and help restore the City’s morale. [PR]

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Comments (9)

Thank god he didn't get a key to the pantry!

Get it? Because his name is Fats, and he's fucking enormous.

Posted by Robert Pollard's Liver | November 9, 2007 12:23 PM

Robert Pollard's Liver, you are an idiot! Fats Domino is one of the greatest American musicians of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 12:42 PM

Ahhhh, so that explains the Carnival/Mardi Gras colors on the ESB last night...

Posted by i want my daddy's records | November 9, 2007 12:42 PM

i hope he does not use that key to come in my apartment.

Posted by kelly | November 9, 2007 12:49 PM

That was a nice gesture on the part of NYC. And it was great of Fats to go so far outside his comfort zone to accept it. I hope it wasn't too much for him. Come home Fats!

Posted by doctorj | November 9, 2007 1:03 PM

The concert was to celebrate the release of the cd Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, a great tribute to The Fat Man going to a wonderful cause, The Tipitina's Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of New Orleans through music education for the youth and providing programs that support working musicians of New Orleans and the Gulf Region. Pick one up:

http://www.amazon.com/Goin-Home-Tribute-Fats-Domino/dp/B000SUKPH0/ref=sr_1_1/002-4193719-0908829?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1194633592&sr=1-1

Posted by jjazznola | November 9, 2007 1:30 PM

how is he still alive?

Posted by hipster poseur | November 9, 2007 2:13 PM

He says he hasn't been to NYC in 20 years but I saw him at Tramps in 1992. Maybe he needs the key to math class!!

Posted by Big Dan | November 9, 2007 2:53 PM

I don't understand the lack of respect for this living legend. Fats Domino does not deserve the ignorant remarks regarding the honor he received last night. Glad to see that most New Yorkers do appreciate his great constributions to the music world.

Posted by Fats Fan | November 9, 2007 3:28 PM

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