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i just caught this on the news when i was at this local greasepit for a late lunch.. last nite i was out for a beer with a buddy and i wondered aloud what older famous jazz guys who were maybe down there playing or residing, might turn up missing, or dead, or whatever... i guess the list starts here... hope it's a short one.

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Come come now kids, today's Globe is on your doorsteps and it's all there.

New York — Fats Domino apparently rode out the hurricane in his New Orleans home and was rescued by boat from his flooded neighbourhood, his daughter Karen Domino White said Thursday.

The 77-year-old R&B legend had been reported missing Thursday by his long-time agent, Al Embry, and his niece, Checquoline Davis.

White said late Thursday that she saw a photograph of her father that had been taken Monday by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The photo showed Domino, whose real name is Antoine Domino, in jeans and a blue-striped shirt being helped off a boat by rescuers.

“We're very relieved,†White said in a telephone interview.

White said she has been unable to speak to Domino and had no information on his wife, Rosemary, or any other family members in the flooded city.

Domino, who has rarely appeared in public in recent years, has a home in the 9th ward, a low-lying area of the flooded city. On Sunday night, Embry said he spoke over the phone to Domino, who told him that he planned to remain in New Orleans despite the order to evacuate.

Getting information on possible missing persons has been nearly impossible as phone lines for hospitals and police haven't been working.

Domino has sold more than 110 million records in his long career, including the legendary singles Blueberry Hill and Ain't That a Shame.

His 1950 recording of The Fat Man is sometimes called the first real rock 'n' roll record. He was among the first honorees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

110 Million Records! Move over Avril and Slim Shady.

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Thank God for the Globe. The print edition of the Ottawa Citizen that showed up on my doorstep this morning hadn't caught up with reality yet, but the online edition has...

Rescue photo brings flood of relief for Fats Domino's daughter

NEW YORK - Fats Domino apparently rode out the hurricane in his New Orleans home and was rescued by boat from his flooded neighbourhood, his daughter Karen Domino White said yesterday.

>>Whew.<< I'll take good news where I can find it.

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