Posted by on 03/18/2012

The life of legendary pianist Fats Waller was celebrated today (March 18) not in New York, where Fat’s was from, but in Amsterdam.

In 1968, the citizens of Amsterdam teamed with Dutch Magazine, to proclaim today Fats Waller day.

They held a contest that featured 20 groups who played three fats Waller tunes in a competition.

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