Happy 77th Birthday Dr. John (Watch New Orleans Swamp ’74)

Happy 77th birthday today to Dr. John born Malcolm John Rebennack on  11/21/40 who helped namesake the Bonnaroo Festival. He gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-10 hit with “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Watch this classic clip from The Night Tripper in 1974 with Professor Longhair and The Meters

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