Fats Domino died today. He was 89 years old. Some years ago I found this postcard on a spinner rack of postcards in a shop behind the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe. I knew Fats Domino was in New Orleans and found his address and wrote him a cover letter telling about my seeing him perform several times at the Wichita Forum in the 1950’s. In a few days he returned my postcard and signed it to me on the image side, just like I asked him to please do for me. See what you think, but I believe he wrote….”To Hal Luck always. Fats Domino Best and God Bless you Hal.” What a nice man, and so many good songs during those early days of rock and roll and boogie-woogie piano.

– Hal Ottaway