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Dr. John

American singer-songwriter (1941–2019) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined New Orleans blues, jazz, funk, and R&B.[1]

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Dr. John
Dr. John at the 2007New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Background information
Birth nameMalcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also known as
  • Mac Rebennack
  • Dr. John Creaux
  • Dr. John the Night Tripper
Born(1941-11-20)November 20, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJune 6, 2019(2019-06-06) (aged 77)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active1950s–2019

Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris (1968) and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He typically performed a lively, theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes, and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack recorded thirty studio albums and nine live albums, as well as contributing to thousands of other musicians' recordings. In 1973, he achieved a top-10 hit single with "Right Place, Wrong Time".

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