his home was damaged during katrina. it was under 12 feet of water. once the water receded it was damaged. the legs of this had broken off. the entire piano was just really in a horrible way. it had been conserved but it's not playable. it's been conserved and brought back to its original appearance. they said that if they tried to make it play, it would not have been the same piano so we didn't want to lose the nature of the piano. >> fats domino was from new orleans. he influenced really all of early rock 'n roll. he was really one of his biggest fans. he came here in 65 i believe. they asked if they could meet with fats domino and there's the famous photo of the beatles with fats domino. he had many friends, many musicians he performed with or who stayed with him during his career, they went on to influence many of the others. they created their own music and their own band. they had a strong influence on the music here in new orleans. less than a year ago was a major blow to the city, and to his family of course, he left a wonderful legacy though.
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