Dr. John: November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019

Do the kids today even know who Dr. John was? Dr John dies aged 77: Ringo Starr leads tributes to Grammy-winning New Orleans singer.

The New Orleans-born musician, whose real name was Malcolm John Rebennack and who was a six-time Grammy winner, died on Thursday, a message posted to his official Twitter account said.

Here is Dr. John performing “Such a Night”

5 thoughts on “Dr. John: November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019

    • We’ll have to agree to disagree. A lot of the late 60s early 70s, top 40 stuff all sounds the same to me. Occasionally I want to hear some of it, but not so much. The new music that is straight up 70s Rock and Roll style I usually find to be more complex, even when it is trying to sound like classic rock.

      Some of the early progressive stuff was interesting, (Jethro Tull) but some of it was Pink Floyd doing whatever they did for 20+ minutes, just long enough to fill up the side of an LP. Even they got tired of it.

      Isn’t it cliche to say, “These kids today and their damn [Fill In The Blank] music! Anyway, I’m trying to avoid that. (I’m already in the “Stay Off My Lawn!” mode.)


  1. Cool memories. I remember the Aviano high school library had this LP and when we wanted to goof off, we went in there a couple of times and listened to the album over and over a couple of times. That was 1975.


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  3. People really don’t know Dr. John… and not just the Millennials… If you were alive and listening to the radio in 1973 you should at least know “Right Place, Wrong Time.” It got enough airtime.

    Bruha Bembe: “Got a little Filé powder” (Filé powder is a traditional Cajun spice.)

    Mos’ Scocious: (Mos’ Scocious, means “everything’s fine.”)

    Iko Iko: (Iko Iko is a traditional New Orleans song about a Madri Gas mishap. From 1950s – before Dr. John.)

    Right Place, Wrong Time: I refuse to discuss the lyrics of this song.


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