The melody for MY PRAYER, a #1 hit by the Platters in 1956 was once a French song, Avant de Mourir.
JET MAGAZINE did a 1956 article on the 1st black R&B star to hit it big in the pop world. “Domino sometimes grosses $2,000 for a single performance. Money has brought Fats no pain. It has equipped him with a fire-engine red El Dorado trimmed in gold, a shocking pink Fleetwood Cadillac, a Chrysler station wagon, 50 suits and 200 pairs of shoes.”