Fats Domino at 2014 Mardi Gras

New Orleans legendary rock ‘n’ roll man, one of the pioneers of the genre, Fats Domino, who is 85 now, was named ‘honorary grand marshal’ of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras.


Mr. Domino will not be riding in the March 3 parade, but his eldest son, Antoine Domino III, is expected to ride on a float equipped with a piano and speakers to perform his father's greatest hits, such as "Blue Monday," ''The Fat Man," ''Blueberry Hill" and "Walking to New Orleans."


Other family members are expected to ride and throw coaster-size, gold-record doubloons and other Fats Domino-themed trinkets from the float.


New Orleans artist Michael Hunt has designed a poster to commemorate the occasion. The posters will be autographed by Domino and available for purchase.