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Fats Domino, the amiable rock'n'roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died.Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes Tuesday."I can't wrap my arms around him being gone," said Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and a decadeslong friend of Domino.He said only two people from New Orleans have changed the music of the world: jazz legend Louis Armstrong and Fats Domino.In May 2007, he was back, performing at New Orleans' Tipitina's music club.In 1949, Domino was playing at the Hideaway Club for $3 a week when he was signed by Imperial record company.Domino appeared in the rock'n'roll film "The Girl Can't Help It" and was among the first black performers featured in popular music shows, starring with Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. He also helped bridge rock'n'roll and other styles – even country-western, recording Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Bobby Charles' "Walkin' to New Orleans".
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