In 1955 the original song Ain't That A Shame was a big hit for Fats Domino in the limited reach of a black musician of the time. The same year Fats Domino recorded his song, it was also covered by pop singer Pat Boone - the further reaching white version was number one on the charts for two weeks. The song was the first number one hit for Boone, who was only out-charted by Elvis in the late 1950's. Boone would have liked to change one thing about the song, but his producers persuaded him not to - he wanted to change the lyrics to "Isn't That A Shame". The song has been covered by many great musicians, including John Lennon, who has said that Ain't That A Shame was the first song he learned to play.
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