1. Dr. John's longtime confidant and former personal manager, Paul Howrilla, was responsible for moving Dr. John from Los Angeles to New York and securing "crossover" work, as well as modifying Dr. John's image from the 1970s to the 1990s. From Dr. John Emerson, Fort Armstrong Medical Officer, and His Slave, Dred Scott. In his 1994 autobiography, Under a Hoodoo Moon, Dr. John writes, "In 1972, I recorded Gumbo, an album that was both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the late 1940s and 1950s. While it is no time to rejoice his fame, the health official has been doing his part in minimizing the COVID-19 crisis. "[34] That spring, "The Musical Mojo of Mac", a New Orleans concert to honor Dr. John, was introduced by Brian Williams and kicked off by Bruce Springsteen singing "Right Place, Wrong Time", with Dr. John and an all-star band which included event producer Don Was on bass. A version of "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" Have a good day. In 2012, Dr. John released Locked Down, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who produced the record and played guitar on it. Dr. John was born on November 21, 1940, in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Malcolm Rebbenack. The tribute included covers of Pomus-penned songs by Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, Brian Wilson, The Band, Los Lobos, Dion, Rosanne Cash, Solomon Burke, and Lou Reed. He toured with Willy DeVille and contributed to his albums Return to Magenta (1978), Victory Mixture (1990), Backstreets of Desire (1992), and Big Easy Fantasy (1995). Then police found the Valentine’s Day card Susan had given her husband that morning. Although initially, the plan was for Barron to front the act assuming the identity of "Dr. John", while Rebennack worked behind the scenes as Dr. John's writer, musician, and producer, this did not come to pass. Official Sites, Was the inspiration for the character of "Dr. Teeth", the band leader of "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem", on, He was originally a guitar player, but after getting his index finger nearly shot off in an effort to protect band mate and friend. The same year he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Tom Waits. Impressed by the professor's flamboyant attire and striking musical style,[7] Rebennack soon began performing with him, and began his life as a professional musician. He also contributed the song "More and More" to Simon's Playing Possum album. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? [16][43][44], The winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend in March 2011. [46], Source: from the 2,012 credits listed by AllMusic[57], American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, "Doctor John" redirects here. In early 1973 Thomas Jefferson Kaye produced an album featuring a collaboration with Dr. John, Mike Bloomfield and John Paul Hammond. For the TV series, see. The statement said: “Towards the break of day on June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known professionally as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. Hello Everyone, My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. Dr. John was also featured in several video and audio blues and New Orleans piano lessons published by Homespun Tapes. Help us build our profile of Dr. John! was in attendance, along with an all-star funk band. His ancestry included German, Irish, Spanish, English, and French. He is also a writer and writes on topics related to health and community. During this period, he got to know some of the city’s most influential keyboardists, including Professor Longhair and the eccentric virtuoso James Booker (who taught him to play organ and later joined Dr. John’s touring band). 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