Legendary New Orleans musician Dr John has died at the age of 77, it has been confirmed.
The singer, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was known for his unique blend of music which spanned genres across jazz, blues, pop, rock & roll and boogie woogie.
A statement confirmed: “Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack.
“The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.”
Dr John recorded 20 albums in his career and was perhaps best known for ‘Right Place, Wrong Time’, which charted in the top 10 upon release in 1973.
He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by John Legend in 2011 and won six Grammy Awards throughout his career. The first came in 1989 for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group for ‘Makin’ Whoopee’, a duet with Rickie Lee Jones.
Paying tribute, Beatles icon Ringo Starr said: “God bless Dr. John peace and love to all his family I love the doctor peace and love.”
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- Dr John - Gris-Gris - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 17-Nov-2020 12:42)
DR JOHN Gris-Gris (Cult Classic 1968 UK 7-track stereo LP debut on the plum & red Atlantic label, signifying the birth of Dr John The Night Tripper, previously known as Mac Rebennack. The album delivers a unique fusion of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock & Creole roots, including tunes that went on to serve as great cover material such as 'Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya', 'Mama Roux' & 'I Walked On Gilded Splinters', front laminated picture sleeve with pinched spine.The sleeve shows only a little minor laminate lift near the spine and light edge scuffing. The vinyl has just a few light surface scuffs and with very little spindle wear, this copy looks barely played. A wonderful example of this elusive record)