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 - In The Right Place - US Sleeve - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 09:30)
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 . The sleeve displays only minor wear or signs of age, whilst the vinyl has some light cosmetic marks to show play K50017)
- Dr John - Gris-Gris - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $117.80, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:30)
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/hairlines and with very little spindle wear, this copy looks barely played. A wonderful example of this elusive record)
- Dr John - Gumbo + insert - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.20, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:21)
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 light edgewear but otherwise remains excellent, whilst the vinyl has minimal signs of play K40384)
- Dr John - Remedies - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:14)
DR JOHN Remedies (Swamp Blues Psych 1970 UK first press 6-track stereo LP on the dark blue & mustard Atco label, the dark & mysterious third album from the Night Tripper, picture sleeve. The matte picture sleeve is Excellent with some minor ring wear scuffing with age & the heavyweight vinyl remains in Excellent condition with barely any play)
- Dr John - City Lights - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:10)
DR JOHN City Lights (1978 UK 8-track LP, packed with stunning arrangements & some funky numbers like 'Snake Eyes', housed in a nice picture sleeve illustrated by Neon Park with picture/lyric insert. The packaging shows minimal wear with a little foxing to the insert & the labels whilst the vinyl appears barely played AMLJ732)
- Dr John - Hollywood Be Thy Name - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:06)
DR JOHN Hollywood Be Thy Name (1975 UK 10-track vinyl LP, laminated picture sleeve with inner. Classic mid-'70s New Orleans long player from the man born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, it's superb mix of jazz, soul, funk and rhythm and blues. Thesleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl apppears barely played UAG29902)
- Dr John - The Sun Moon And Herbs - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 10:02)
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 - Destively Bonnaroo - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 09:52)
DR JOHN Destively Bonnaroo (1974 US 12-track vinyl LP, a great slice of funky New Orleans styled rock 'n' roll, produced by Allen Toussaint, superb metallicised deletion-cut picture sleeve with company catalogue inner. The sleeve does have some light edgewear scuffing, whilst the vinyl appears barely played SD7043)
- Dr John - Plays Mac Rebennack - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Feb-2022 16:22)
DR JOHN Plays Mac Rebennack (1982 UK 10-track LP - Dr. John was always respected as a consummate pianist, but this album displays his impressive talent to the full. The picture sleeve remains a nice off white & the vinyl still looks rarely ever played FIEND1)