NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr....
‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the death of Mac Rebennack, the New Orleans musician better known as Dr. John (all times local):
Turns out, Dr. John marked his 78th birthday a year early
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Turns out it really was the "Right Place, Wrong Time" for Dr. John.
The New Orleans-born musician, whose discography includes that 1973 hit, celebrated his 78th birthday Wednesday. But he was apparently a year early.
Publicist Karen Beninato said she looked into it after talking to friends and relatives of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.
As some New Orleans music stars fade away, others are rising
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans lost Fats Domino this week, but some of the city's old guard are still going strong.
Bruce Willis, John Mayer sing the blues at benefit show
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis and John Mayer sang the blues at the Jazz Foundation of America's annual benefit concert which honored two legendary pianists, Dr. John and McCoy Tyner.
Willis took a break from filming a remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie "Death Wish" to appear at Thursday night's concert at New York's Apollo Theater.
Music Review: Album honoring Dr. John is a winner
Various artists, "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music" (Concord Records)
Many tribute concerts turn into solemn events, even when the person being honored is still among the living, but that wouldn't be possible when the subject being honored is as raucous as Dr. John, who over the decades has come to be regarded as the very embodiment of New Orleans' soul, and when he's very much alive and commanding the keyboards with his usual strut and swagger.