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 , Lydia Crow , Cat Yellen
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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

Albums

In a Sentimental Mood
In a Sentimental Mood
1989
City Lights
City Lights
1978
Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation
Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation
1975
Desitively Bonnaroo
Desitively Bonnaroo
1974
In the Right Place
In the Right Place
1973
Dr. John's Gumbo
Dr. John's Gumbo
1972
Sun, Moon & Herbs
Sun, Moon & Herbs
1971
Night Rider
Night Rider
2011
Zu Zu Soirée
Zu Zu Soirée
2011
Return of the Mac
Return of the Mac
2000
Afterglow
Afterglow
1995
On a Mardi Gras Day
On a Mardi Gras Day
1990
At His Best
At His Best
1989
Ultimate Dr. John
Ultimate Dr. John
1987
Zu Zu Man [Trip/Delta]
Zu Zu Man [Trip/Delta]
1987
Zu Zu Man [Charly]
Zu Zu Man [Charly]
1987
Brightest Smile in Town
Brightest Smile in Town
1983
Loser for You Baby
Loser for You Baby
1982
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack
1981
Tango Palace
Tango Palace
1979
Hollywood Be Thy Name
Hollywood Be Thy Name
1975
Cut Me While I'm Hot: The Sixties Sessions
Cut Me While I'm Hot: The Sixties Sessions
1975
Triumvirate
Triumvirate
1973
Remedies
Remedies
1970
Babylon
Babylon
1969