Good-bye Dr. John

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 40Hz, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    The music world lost another icon today.

    Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. age 77, better known as Dr. John passed away today June 6, 2019.


    “Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.”
    6:10 PM - Jun 6, 2019
    He will be missed.

    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  2. RIP Mack. He was an original, an enormous talent on piano and guitar. I absolutely love his album “Goin’ Back to New Orleans”.
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  3. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Good Bye Night Tripper
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  4. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Saw him a couple years ago, what a great musician.
  5. Noooo! What kind of BS news organizations am I following where I don’t know this already??? RIP Mac Rabbenak :crying::crying::crying::crying:
  6. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Oh Man, such history.
    Fly on Mac...………………………..
  7. I'm so sorry to hear this. DR. John's 'right place wrong time' (circa 1973 ?) was to me the 1st song I heard that I liked that combine rock, blues and funk elements into one song that was a staple song opener for many bands in my area at the time.
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  8. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    There must be a better world somewhere. RIP Dr. John.

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  9. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    RIP Dr. John.
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  10. vilshofen


    Dec 27, 2007
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  11. wesonbass


    Nov 26, 2012
    Graniteville SC
    The music world has lost one of the greatest.
    Fly on Night Tripper

  12. This is pretty good, from 2015.
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  13. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    I'm not ready to live in a world without Dr. John.

    I was kind of pissed when he fired the Lower 911 band and started working with the Black Keys dude, but the Night Tripper will always be iconic.
  14. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Suspended Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    You don’t need no guitar player, playin’ no million licks...

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  15. I guess he's walking on guilded splinters now.
  16. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    My band doing Walk on Gilded Splinters. Will likely be busting this one out at our next couple shows:

    Apologies for the wimpy DI'd bass track.
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  17. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Sad to hear this. He was one of my fave artists. RIP.
  18. My first concert, captain beef heart and dr John, RIP!
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  19. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    A major loss for American roots music. I only managed to see him live once, on a solo gig. He was an impressive and dignified figure. His debut album Gris-Gris, with its downright eerie atmosphere, is a perennial favorite.

    At S.R.V's tribute concert in 1995 he did this version of Cold Shot:

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
  20. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Bad to him, but we will all gona die sooner or later.