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'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies

Jun. 7, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

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 family said. He was 77. In a statement released through his publicist, the family said Dr. John, who was born Mac...

The Latest: Reaction to the death of a 'night tripper'

Jun. 6, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the death of Mac Rebennack, the New Orleans musician better known as Dr. John (all times local): 6 p.m. Louisiana's governor is remembering the musician known as Dr. John as "a true Louisiana legend." Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the statement Thursday evening. It came soon...