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Dr. John (born Malcolm John Rebennack on 20 November 1941; died 6 June 2019) was an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist whose music combined blues, boogie woogie and rock and roll. The winner of six Grammy awards, Rebennack was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend on Monday, March 14, 2011. He was variously known as Mac Rebennack, Dr. John Creaux, Dr. John, the Night Tripper.
Dr. John began making his own idiosyncratic music in the 1960s. Read more on Last.fm
New Orleans Times Picayune Photo by Burt Steel: The Night Tripper performs at Rosy's for his birthday in 1978. (The newspaper noted at the time that he was late for the show.)
Aug 02, 2019
30 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Band & Dr. John - Bill Graham and the Hog Farm Present in Humboldt County Electric on the Eel, 1989, French's Camp on the Eel River #TBT
Jul 31, 2019
Dr. John, Art "Poppa Funk" Neville & George Porter Jr. in Jackson, Mississippi, 2016. #RIPArt #Meters #Nevilles
Jul 30, 2019
Dr. John’s 1996 Grammy for The SRV Shuffle (honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan) Best Instrumental Rock Performance, along with fellow winners Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, BB King & the great Art "Poppa Funk" Neville.
Jul 28, 2019
Candid shot of The Good Doctor backstage at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2015.
Jul 27, 2019
30 years ago, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band first toured with Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons & Jim Keltner.
" Dr. John, Art "Poppa Funk" Neville & Jerry Byrne: Lights Out! A New Orleans classic"
Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. John: The Joy and Mystery of a New Orleans Saint"
- Rolling Stone
Jul 23, 2019
Poppa Funk & The Night Tripper [Photo by Erika Goldring]
Jul 22, 2019
Dr. John and Art Neville were dear friends, deepest sympathies to the Neville family.
Pictured: Dr. John with Art & Allen Toussaint in 1973 at Montreux Jazz Fest [Getty]; and with the Funky Meters in 2016.
"Welcome to the Big Easy" - MOJO spread on The Good Doctor, 2014. #ThrowbackThursday
Jul 18, 2019
"At Dr. John’s live performances – he played Jazz Fest some 25 times and regularly at Tipitina's as well as other spots in his hometown and around the world – his mastery of the piano were even more pronounced and his personable spirit filled tents, clubs and concert halls." - Geraldine Wyckoff remembers The Good Doctor in The Louisiana Weekly Newspaper
Jul 16, 2019
The Rolling StonesStones were longtime friends & musical collaborators with The Good Doctor.
Above: Mick Jagger & Dr. John at the Exile on Main Street re-release.
Below: Keith Richards & Dr. John at a Rainforest Alliance Concert.
[Photos: Kevin Mazur / Getty]
Jul 15, 2019
Along the way, he joined The Rolling Stones for Exile on Main Street, took a star turn playing his hit "Such a Night" at The Band's farewell concert, The Last Waltz, and became pop music's go-to guy to bring projects a certain gumbo flavor." - Billboard on Dr. John's legacy
Jul 14, 2019
"Night Tripper" oil on canvas by Louisiana artist Scott Ewan, who dedicated it to Dr. John on the astral plane.