Birth Name: Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Years Active: 1950s-present
Genres: Blues, Rock, New Orleans R&B
Dr. John (born Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr., November 21, 1940) is an American New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as well as zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll. Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he came to wider prominence in the early 1970s with a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. He originally concentrated on guitar and but his career as a guitarist came to an end when his left ring finger was injured by a gunshot while he was defending his bandmate and longtime friend singer/keyboardist Ronnie Barron. After the injury, Rebennack concen...
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