Eddie received his first piano at the age of nine in New Orleans. He started to try to work out harmonies and vocal melody lines on his own. He wrote his first song in the sixties as a teenager. As a young child, he started to notice that his uncle was traveling more and more to places that he had never heard of. He did not realize that Fats Domino’s travel had much to do with music. He only knew that his uncle was traveling a lot.
Eddie’s musical career would be interrupted by the United States Army. Eddie was immediately sent on a tour throughout Europe, only to find out that his family name was already there. It was during his time in the US Army that he came to understand what a real impact his uncle was making on the world. During his stay in Europe, he was always questioned whether he was, in fact, related to Fats Domino. All this attention caused him to focus more and more on a career in New Orleans styled music. He now had the Domino music bug.
After a childhood and young life in New Orleans, Eddie had to relocate to Chicago. During Eddie’s time away from New Orleans, he started a collection of all the greatest hits of Fats Domino. Eddie had no idea how important this collection would be. In 2005 Katrina came and washed away Fats Domino’s home and all his musical archives (gold records, Grammy figurines and musical instruments).
Shortly thereafter, Eddie attended the American Music Masters Award on November 13, 2010 in honor of his Uncle and Dave Bartholomew both received an award for most important partnership in Rocking Roll History. He was able to present to his own collection of Fats Domino’s greatest hits. This was a special treat for Fats.
Fats, has not been able to travel lately because of his health. He has officially endorsed Eddie to carry on the Domino tradition.