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 - The Sun Moon And Herbs - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $40.80, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2021 16:41)
DR JOHN The Sun Moon And Herbs (1972 issue of the 1971 UK 7-track stereo vinyl LP on the green & red Atlantic label, also featuring Eric Clapton on guitar plus guest spots from Mick Jagger, P.P Arnold, Doris Troy & more, housed in a superb & appropriately trippy gatefold picture sleeve complete with illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve shows light signs of edge scuffing, and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Dr John - In A Sentimental Mood - German - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2021 10:09)
DR JOHN In A Sentimental Mood (1989 German 9-track vinyl LP - a great album from the American singer/songwriter, whose musical fusion of jazz, blues, boogie woogie & rock n roll has set him apart from other musicians of his era, picture sleevewith credits inner. The sleeve has little signs of wear and the vinyl displays hardly any spindle marks suggesting minimal play)