Saturday, June 22, 2024

RIP Mac Rebennack aka “Dr. John,” Legendary Blues and Soul Musician, Famous for “Right Place, Wrong Time”


So sad: the amazing Dr John has passed away. He was 77. A great great musician with whom I had many terrific chats over the years. What a loss. What an amazing, influential person. He will be sorely missed.

Here’s a link to a very good obit from his hometown of New Orleans.

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