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 - (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.32, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 17-Mar-2020 11:59)
DR JOHN [Everybody Wanna Get Rich] Rite Away (1974 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including 'Mos' Scocious'. Issued in an Atlantic company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition K10445)
Dr John - In The Right Place - US Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.70, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Feb-2020 09:28)
DR JOHN In The Right Place (1973 UK 11-track vinyl LP on the orange & green Atlantic label, within the US manufactured matt tri-fold picture sleeve with side opening with the UK catalogue number sticker on the reverse. The sleeve displays onlylight wear or signs of age, whilst the vinyl looks barely played K50017)
Dr John - Gris-Gris - Green/Orange - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.70, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2020 15:29)
DR JOHN Gris-Gris (1972 UK second issue 7-track vinyl LP on the orange & green Atlantic label, Dr. John's classic psychedelic work from 1968 featuring the archetype Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya, Mama Roux, and I Walk On Guilded Splinters, the lattercovered by Cher, Humble Pie and Paul Weller, to name but a few. The front laminated picture sleeve shows a little light wear & the vinyl looks barely played K40168)