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Blueberry Hill /fats Domino Pays Tribute To The King | The Opening Where He Talked About Elvis Made Me Cry

Fats Domino, the legendary New Orleans pianist and singer, paid tribute to Elvis Presley in his classic hit “Blueberry Hill,” a song that has become an enduring symbol of the Golden Age of rock and roll. The intro to the song, in which Fats mentions Elvis by name, is particularly poignant, bringing tears to the eyes of many fans who remember the two music icons as friends and colleagues.

“Blueberry Hill” was first recorded by Fats Domino in 1956, just a year after Elvis exploded onto the scene with his debut album. It quickly became one of Fats’ most beloved songs, reaching No. 2 on the pop charts and cementing his status as one of the leading lights of the early rock and roll era. But it was the opening lines of the song that really captured people’s hearts – “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill / On Blueberry Hill where I found you / The moon stood still on Blueberry Hill / And lingered until my dreams came true” – and the mention of Elvis only added to the emotional impact.

For many fans, Fats’ tribute to Elvis in “Blueberry Hill” was a powerful reminder of the close bond that existed between the two musicians. Both men were pioneers of rock and roll, pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers as they helped to create a new sound that would change popular music forever. And while their styles may have been different – Fats’ smooth, soulful piano playing and Elvis’ raw, electrifying vocals – they shared a deep love of music and a dedication to their craft that made them kindred spirits.

Today, more than six decades after its initial release, “Blueberry Hill” remains a beloved classic, a testament to the enduring power of rock and roll and the enduring friendship between Fats Domino and Elvis Presley. And for those who were lucky enough to witness the birth of rock and roll firsthand, the song’s opening lines and Fats’ heartfelt tribute to Elvis serve as a powerful reminder of the magic that can happen when two musical legends come together.

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