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Dr. John at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
|Birth name||Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.|
|Also known as||Dr. John Creaux
November 20, 1941|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||June 6, 2019(aged 77)|
|Genres||Blues, rock, New Orleans rhythm and blues|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar|
|Labels||Atco, Blue Note|
|Associated acts||John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison|
Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known as Dr. John, was an American musician from New Orleans. He was known for his singles "I Walk on Guilded Splinters", "Right Place, Wrong Time" and "Down in New Orleans".
Rebennack died on June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 77.
Awards and honors
In May 2013 Rebennack received an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from Tulane University. On the university website, a comment was added about that 2013 ceremony:
"The passing of Dr. John reminded me of one of my favorite Tulane moments. It was Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Dalai Lama on the same stage for one of our commencements. The Dalai Lama danced to their music. What a treat!"
Images for kids
Dr. John performing at Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, 2011.
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