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    Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:29:11

    Fats Domino Named Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshal But He Won't Attend - It takes place in March!

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    Rock legend Fats Domino has been named the honorary grand marshal of a pre-Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana. It takes place March 3, but there is a caveat. He won't attend.

    Say what?

    Domino's eldest son, Antoine Domino III, will attend the Krewe of Orpheus fete in his father's stead and on his behalf, riding on a float.

    Domino, 85, was presented with a medallion at his New Orleans home in late December. He was chuffed about the honor but was firm that he would not ride on a float. Alrighty then...

    Cheap Trick, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Party Crashers are also set to perform as part of Mardi Gras festivities.

    What is your favorite Fats Domino song?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.06.14



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