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Legendary Bluesman Dr. John Dies at age 77

Dr. John

The legendary bluesman Malcolm Rebenack, better known as Dr. John, passed due to a fatal heart attack on June 6, 2019. Dr. John was also known as the “Night Tripper”. To say he had an impact on music and American culture does his influence no justice. He’s credited as one of the architects of the New Orleans blues and jazz sound. Some of us are familiar with his song “Right Place Wrong Time”, while his voice will be recognizable to younger generations from “The Princess and The Frog” soundtrack. His recording of “Down in New Orleans” was a fun authenticating highlight to the Disney film. The name of the music festival Bonnaroo comes from the title of his album“Desitively Bonnaroo”. The recorded documentation of his contribution to music history is lengthy but his contribution to music itself is endless. His homegoing second line is sure to be a sight. Rest in peace, Dr. John.

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