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    A little Fats Domino story... Hopefully I can share this without offending anyone. Fats had a concert in Dallas at Memorial Auditorium on May 17, 1960.
    I was 8 at the time, but my sister and future brother in law both worked at a restaurant in Lake Dallas called The Duck Inn.

    On this particular night my sister had taken me to work with her and had me stashed in the kitchen until she got off.
    The restaurant had a reputation that was pretty much known across the country. Especially their fried catfish. In 1960, Texas had not fully accepted (huge understatement) integration.
    So any way... It was a Tuesday night so the manager of the Duck Inn had left early for the night because Tuesday evenings were slow.

    About 8:00PM a Limo pulls up to the back door/kitchen. The limo driver came to the door and asked for a menu. A few minutes later he returned and said... Mr. Domino would like the catfish dinner.
    The cook was an older black man and just said OK. I wandered up to the front where my sister was working and told her that Fats Domino was in the back parking lot and was planning on eating in his car/limo.

    Within a few minutes, all of the Duck Inn staff (all young folks) were in the back parking lot insisting that he come in through the front door and sit in their VIP section. There were only a handful of regular customers at this point, so it turned into almost a private dining experience. No one asked for signatures and no one asked him to sing. Just a lot of conversation and good food. He was a truly humble and friendly guy, at least by my 8 year old standards. Fats left around 10:00pm, but the staff had to stay until midnight doing the normal clean up that didn't happen while he was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade Jinx View Post
    After seeing some of those "cool" albums displayed; I am craving some photos of some "far out" street rods with bull noses", "flat head engines" and "fender skirts".

    My high school years were 1954 to 1958 and I experienced the best of the 50s.

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    Here's a song that most people are not crazy about, but in my opinion, this song is the definition of the late 50's. I was hooked the first time I heard it about 50 years ago. If you close your eyes you will see a '49 Merc Lead Sled with a guy wearing a white tee shirt driving it with a pack of Camels rolled up in his sleeve.

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    Bob Horn was the original host of Philadelphia Bandstand. It was on channel 6, WFIL, the local ABC affiliate, every afternoon. He got the job done, but he wasn't a real exciting personality. Bob got a DWI in 1957, and the Producers used that as an excuse to fire him. They brought Dick Clark down from New York, and the rest is history. This is the original theme.

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