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Dr. John
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Dr. John at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Background information
Birth name Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
Also known as Dr. John Creaux
Mac Rebennack
Born (1941-11-20)November 20, 1941
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died June 6, 2019(2019-06-06) (aged 77)
Genres Blues, rock, New Orleans rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) Vocalist, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1950s–2019
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

Over his career he won six Grammy Awards,. Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2011.

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!"

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