Dr. John

Dr. John

American singer-songwriter (1941-2019)
New Orleans pianist and singer whose blend of snaky rhythms, Crescent City funk, and voodoo flair made him one of the city's prime musical ambassadors.
BornNovember 20, 1941
HometownNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
SpouseLorraine Sherman , Cat Yellen , Lydia Crow


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The complicated story of Dr John’s ‘Things Happen That Way’, the album he always wanted to make

  • Before his death in 2019, the master of the voodoo groove fulfilled his lifelong dream of recording a country and western album. Kevin E G Perry gets the lowdown on disagreements with the artist’s estate from producer Shane Theriot, and finds out why the funk and blues icon turned to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash in his final hour

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