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Blue Monday

Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll

Rick Coleman


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The definitive biography of the late, rock 'n' roll legend, Fats Domino

While many think of Elvis Presley as rock 'n' roll's driving force, the truth is that Fats Domino, whose records have sold more than 100 million copies, was the first to put it on the map with such hits as "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill." In Blue Monday, acclaimed R&B scholar Rick Coleman draws on a multitude of new interviews with Fats Domino and many other early musical legends to create a definitive biography of not just an extraordinary man but also a unique time and place: New Orleans at the birth of rock 'n' roll. Coleman's groundbreaking research makes for an immense cultural biography, and is the first to convey the full scope of Fats Domino's impact on the popular music of the twentieth century.

Praise For Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll

"[The] definitive biography."—Baton Rough Advocate

Da Capo Press, 9780306815317, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2007

About the Author

Rick Coleman's work has appeared in Offbeat, Goldmine, Billboard, and Rolling Stone, and in liner notes for the likes of Fats Domino and Little Richard. He lives outside New Orleans.