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Dr John

American singer and songwriter

Died when: 77 years 198 days (930 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Dr John

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 blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk, and rock and roll.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.

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".As a writer, producer, musician, he created a unique style of music, and received six GRAMMY awards and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.


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