Fats was one of the first "rock'n'rollers in the 1950's.
As a child his brother-in-law, who was twenty years his senior, taught him to play the piano.
He had hits like "Ain't That A Shame", "Whole Lot 'a Lovin'", and "I Wanna Walk You Home". His biggest hit was "Blueberry Hill".
Fats still lives in New Orleans.