Dr. John Biography
Dr. John whose real name is Malcolm John Rebennack was an American singer and songwriter. His music is a combination of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie, and rock and roll.
Since the late 1950s, he was active as a session musician. He gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music.
Dr John performed a lively, theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies.
He recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 produced a top-10 hit, “Right Place, Wrong Time”.
He recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 produced a top-10 hit, “Right Place, Wrong Time”.Dr. John Photo
He is the winner of six Grammy Awards, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend in March 2011.
Dr. John Age
Dr. John was born on November 20, 1941, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He is 77 years old at the time of his death on June 6, 2019.
Dr. John Wife
It appears as if Dr John was not married. There is information on his wife or someone he used to date. It is safe to say that Dr. was single until the time of his death.
Dr. John Gris Gris
Gris-Gris is the album that gained Dr. a following after it’s release in the late 1960’s.
As a young man. he was interested in New Orleans voodoo, and in Los Angeles he developed the idea of the Dr. John persona for his old friend Ronnie Barron.
The persona was based on the life of Dr. John, a Senegalese prince, a medicinal and spiritual healer who came to New Orleans from Haiti.
The Senegalese man claimed to have 15 wives and over 50 children. He kept an assortment of snakes and lizards, along with embalmed scorpions and animal and human skulls, and sold gris-gris, voodoo amulets that protected the wearer from harm.
Gris-Gris, became the name of Dr. John’s debut album, representing his own form of “voodoo medicine”.
The album combined voodoo rhythms and chants with the New Orleans music tradition. It ranked 143rd on Rolling Stone′s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. Three more albums, Babylon (1969), Remedies (1970) and The Sun, Moon, and Herbs (1971), were released in the same vein as Gris-Gris.
Dr. John Death
In a statement released through his publicist, his family said said Dr John, died “toward the break of day” of a heart attack. They did not say where he died or give other details.
Dr. had not been seen in public much since late 2017, when he canceled several gigs.
Dr. John Net Worth
Dr. had an estimated net worth of around 12.7 million dollars.
Dr. John Songs
- Gris-Gris (1968)
- Babylon (1969)
- Remedies (1970)
- The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971)
- Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972)
- In the Right Place (1973)
- Desitively Bonnaroo (1974)
- Cut Me While I’m Hot: The Sixties Sessions (1975)
- City Lights (1979)
- Tango Palace (1979)
- Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, Vol. 1 (1981)
- Loser For You Baby [AKA Love Potion] (1982)
- The Brightest Smile In Town (Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, Vol. 2) (1983)
- In a Sentimental Mood (1989)
- ZuZu Man (1989)
- Goin’ Back to New Orleans (1992)
- Mos’ Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology (1993)
- Television (1994)
- Afterglow (1995)
- Anutha Zone (1998)
- Duke Elegant (2000)
- Creole Moon (2001)
- N’Awlinz: Dis Dat or d’Udda (2004)
- Sippiana Hericane (2005)
- Mercernary (2006)
- City That Care Forgot (2008)
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas – Music From The Motion Picture (2009)
- Tribal (2010)
- Locked Down (2012)
Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (2014)