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 - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2023 15:27)
DR. JOHN, THE NIGHT TRIPPER The Sun Moon & Herbs (1972 UK issue of the 1971 7-track stereo vinyl LP on the green & orange 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 has a corner deletion cut and shows light signs of edge scuffing, while the vinyl looks seldom played K40250)
- Dr John - Gumbo + insert - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 17-Oct-2023 14:12)
DR JOHN Gumbo (Original 1972 UK 12-track Atlantic orange & green label vinyl LP album, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve complete with the original insert. The sleeve shows some storagewear and remains Excellent, whilst the vinyl has minor signs of play K40384)
- Dr John - Gris Gris - 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 11-Oct-2023 08:05)
DR JOHN Gris Gris (Cult classic UK/EU 7-track LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, the debut album originally released in 1968 and 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'. Sheer genius! Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Highly recommended) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
- Dr John - (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away - solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2023 15:25)
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)