Inside Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-Woogie

February 26, 2016

When a friend of Fats Domino's invited filmmaker Joe Lauro to hang out at Domino's New Orleans house in the early 2000s, he knew he had to make a film about the rock & roll architect. More than a decade later, Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock...




Born on the Bayou: Exploring Louisiana in 18 Songs

June 11, 2012

The Lousiana Purchase of 1803 brought nearly a million acres of new land to the United States of America, spreading as far afield as Montana. Working out to about three cents an acre, the purchase continues to pay outrageous dividends, not least in the...



Fats Domino Still Cooks

December 13, 2007

At the door of his mansion in the gated community of Barkley Estates, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Fats Domino is dressed in black slacks, black patent-leather shoes, a pur­ple dress shirt, a captain's hat and a gold chain that dangles...


Fats Domino Returns to New Orleans Stage for First Post-Katrina Concert

May 21, 2007

Despite sixty-plus years in the business, New Orleans R&B icon Fats Domino is an exceptionally reluctant, nervous performer. His anxiety prior to closing the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was such that he canceled his performance mere...



N.O. Musicians Carry On Post-Katrina

November 7, 2005

When Fats Domino returned to his home in New Orleans' deluged Ninth Ward on October 15th, he discovered that a misinformed fan had written "R.I.P. Fats" on its balcony. But if the seventy-eight-year-old rock pioneer was in good shape on his first trip...


Fats Domino Missing

September 1, 2005

Three days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, rock legend Fats Domino is missing, according to his longtime agent. Al Embry, who has worked with Domino (born Antoine Dominique) for twenty-eight years, told the Associated Press that he has been...


Fats Domino Found

September 2, 2005

Fats Domino, reported missing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by both his niece and longtime agent Al Embry, was saved by boat. The daughter of the seventy-seven-year-old rock legend, Karen Domino White, has positively identified Domino as being among...



Ron Wood Empties His Pockets on the Rolling Stones' Latest Tour

December 29, 1994

It is a homey rock & roll scene in Ron Wood's San Antonio hotel suite: Scarves are draped over the lamps, hand-labeled tapes are scattered around, candles are burning. Wood bounds to the door with a Guinness Stout and a wide grin. "D'you have a minute?"...



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Dave Bartholomew and Ralph Bass

February 7, 1991

Dave Bartholomew and Ralph Bass are two of the great starmakers of early rock & roll, master talent scouts and prolific producers who left their own indelible stamp on pop-music history. Bartholomew introduced young America to the sass and swing of...



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Rock's Top Ten

February 13, 1986

At last, rock & roll — the sound heard round the world for three decades — has its own hall of fame. Rock history is full of innovators, superstars and unsung heroes who transformed this primitive, propulsive devil music into a force for...



Perspectives: The Hidden Dylan Book

August 29, 1974

As any consistent reader of this column over the years of Rolling Stone's publication hopefully is aware, Bob Dylan is, in my estimation, one of the major literary and musical artists of our time and I find his work endlessly fascinating. Thus I have...



Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stone Interview

October 12, 1968

Although one of the most philosophically oriented and intelligent performers around today, Mick Jagger is also one of the most laconic. Since the departure of Andrew Oldham from the affairs of the Rolling Stones, the burden of directing the affairs of...