The iconic New Orleans musician Malcolm John Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, has died. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner died Thursday from a heart attack, according to media reports. He was 77.
Rebennack recorded more than 30 albums over the course of his long career, but was probably most closely identified with his 1973 top 10 hit “Right Place, Wrong Time.”
As far back as the late 1960s he made a name for himself as a solo artist billing himself as “Dr. John, The Night Tripper.” His music leaned heavily on the brand of rhythm & blues most closely identified with his native New Orleans, blending it with elements such as blues, pop, jazz, funk, boogie woogie and psychedelic rock.
Here’s an interview with Dr. John posted by Time magazine in 2010 …