Fats was playing music like rock 'n' roll in the 1940's (e.g. The Fat Man) well before the 1950's craze. He also appeared on television and on rare occasions in films for the cinema. In a 1950's film interview, Fats Domino was asked how long he had been playing this music and he informed the interviewer that what he called rock 'n' roll - for fifteen years!
In one television show featuring The Monkees, Jack Good combined the talents of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard all playing alongside Fats Domino as a trio.
Jack Good, who died not so long ago, was also a pioneer and champion of this music on British television. [For more information on this, please see one of my previous blogs Rockin' in Movie Style.] Jack Good also can be seen briefly in an Elvis Presley film. This was before he became a monk.
Thank you, both - from a humble Rock'n'Roller. You made a lot of people happy.
Please rest in peace.
Respectfully, Alan French. October 25th 2017.