Fats Domino RIP - 25th October 2017
In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans it was thought by many that Fats Domino was a victim, so much so that his house in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city had the graffiti
"RIP Musicman" emblazoned on it as it was flooded to the roof.
He had originally refused to move out of his house because his wife was bed ridden. Eventually though he was rescued but lost his house and all his possessions. This is the new house that was built on the same site as the original, where he had been born in 1928.
Hard Rock Cafes around the world have all sorts of memorabilia, displayed in all sorts of different ways but Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans has the lid of a grand piano on the wall over the stairs!!
The piano belonged to Fats Domino who signed it and donated to the Hard Rock Cafe at the time of its opening in 1987.