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The Skinny on Fats Domino

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The Skinny on Fats Domino

The Skinny on Fats Domino

The Skinny on Fats Domino

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The 77-year-old R&B legend Fats Domino apparently waited out Hurricane Katrina in his flooded New Orleans home. His agent reported him missing. But then his daughter picked up the Times-Picayune and saw a photo of Domino, big as life, being helped off a boat by rescuers. With phones still down, his daughter still can't talk to her dad, but she says she's relieved to see, at least, that he made it.