Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
The late Dr. John - his real name was Mac Rebennack - played a heady brew of New Orleans R&B, gospel, and funk for over three decades. He had over twenty solo records to his credit, and played sideman on literally hundreds of other singles and albums. The good doctor was truly a "conjure man;" his rollicking boogie- woogie and blues, unpretentious voice, and flamboyant style were hypnotic.
A prodigious songwriter, masterful piano player, two-time Grammy Award winner and celebrated ambassador of New Orleans music, Mac secured a place for himself in rock history. The Los Angeles Times called him "a marvelous link in a chain of great New Orleans R&B piano players stylistically descended from Professor Longhair."