Fats Domino’s Piano Unveiled in New Orleans

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Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne was on hand for the unveiling on Thursday. Photo courtesy: AP

Fats DominoIt’s taken years, but a piece of American music history has been restored to its rightful glory. Fats Domino’s white grand piano was unveiled in a ceremony at the old U.S. mint Thursday in New Orleans.

The piano was almost destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. It cost $30,000 to pretty much rebuild the instrument. But Domino’s daughter, Andrea Brimmer, thinks it was worth it. 

“I look at this as a rebuilding and a renewal of the city,” says Brimmer.

The repair money came from several sources including Paul McCartney and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The piano was expected to become part of a larger display at the mint that will also include instruments that belonged to Louis Armstrong.

– KLAX ABC 31 News, May 3, 2013

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