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 - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 22-Aug-2019 12:37)
DR. JOHN, THE NIGHT TRIPPER The Sun Moon & Herbs (Scarce 1971 UK 7-track stereo vinyl LP on the plum & 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, this copy has a small area of paper loss and the vinyl looks barely played)
Dr John - Zu Zu Man - UK - vinyl LP - £7.50, $9.15, €8.33 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2019 17:19)
DR JOHN Zu Zu Man (1989 UK 10-track LP compilation taken you through some of the musical highlights of the Mac Rebennack back catalogue, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal ageing, just a hint of ringware, this copy has a small area of paper loss in the left hand corner and the vinyl looks barely played THBL069)
Dr John - Desitively Bonnaroo - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 16:25)
DR JOHN Desitively Bonnaroo (1974 UK 12-track vinyl LP, a fantastic album from the New Orleans blues legend, produced by an equally impressive member of the New Orleans musical community, Allen Toussaint, great metallic picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)