Dr. John, Rock Musician Who Played With Rolling Stones, Dies At 77
Six-time Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Malcolm John Rebennack, also known as Dr. John, died June 6 from a heart attack at 77.
Dr. John pursued his interest in music during the 1950s, and he played for the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, and Van Morrison. When he began working on music on his own during the 1960s, he began calling himself “Dr. John, The Nite Tripper.” His song, “Right Place, Wrong Time,” went to number 24 on the Billboard 200 in 1973. Most recently, he won a Grammy in 2012 for his album, Locked Down.
On the official Dr. John account, a tweet was posted to announce his death.
— Dr. John (@akadrjohn) June 6, 2019
A photo to honor Dr. John was also posted on his Twitter.
Dr. John a/k/a Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. a/k/a The Night Tripper
11/20/1941 – 6/6/2019
(Photo by Helen Hovey) pic.twitter.com/0ewLorOdPN
— Dr. John (@akadrjohn) June 7, 2019
Major music companies and artists have posted tweets honoring the memory Dr. John.