Knowledge Identifier: +Dr._John
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1940.
Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (7%), (7%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Jesuit High School, Tulane University, Nonesuch Records
Also in 1969, Dr. John contributed to the "Music from Free Creek" "supersession" project, playing on three tracks with Eric Clapton
Dr. John's longtime confidant and personal manager, Paul Howrilla was responsible for moving Dr. John from Los Angeles to New York and securing the "crossover" work, as well as modifying Dr. John's image from the 1970s to the 1990s
He played on three songs on Maria Muldaur's 1973 solo debut album, including his composition "Three Dollar Bill"
John attempted to capitalize on "In the Right Place"'s successful formula, again collaborating with Allen Toussaint and The Meters for his next album, "Desitively Bonnaroo", released in 1974
On Thanksgiving Day 1976 he performed at the farewell concert for The Band, which was filmed and released as "The Last Waltz"
He contributed three songs as writer or co-writer and played guitar and keyboards on Levon Helm's 1977 release, "Levon Helm and the RCO Allstars"
His movie credits include Martin Scorsese's documentary "The Last Waltz" , the 1978 Beatles-inspired musical "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", and "Blues Brothers 2000"
A version of "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" with Harry Connick, Jr. was released on Connick's album "20" and VHS "Singin' & Swingin"' in 1990
Dr. John recorded "I'm On a Roll", the last song written with Pomus prior to Pomus' death in 1991, for the now out-of-print Rhino/Forward Records 1995 tribute to Pomus titled "Til the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus" that included covers of Pomus-penned songs by Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, Brian Wilson, the Band, Los Lobos, Dion, Rosanne Cash, Solomon Burke and Lou Reed
In his 1994 autobiography, "Under a Hoodoo Moon", Dr. John writes, "In 1972, I recorded "Gumbo", an album that was both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the 1940s and 1950s
In 1997, he appeared on the charity single version of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"
Captain Beefheart - According to Dr. John Lane, director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in 1997, although Van Vliet's work has associations with mainstream abstract expressionist painting, more importantly he was a self-taught artist and his painting "has that same kind of edge the music has
Frontman Jason Pierce, a fan of John's music, reciprocated by guesting on John's 1998 album "Anutha Zone" along with drummer Damon Reece and guitarist Thighpaulsandra
It earned a place on "Offbeat" magazine's 1999 listing of the Top 100 Louisiana CDs
In January 2008, Dr. John, was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
He reigned as King of the Krewe du Vieux for the 2010 New Orleans Mardi Gras season
In May 2013, Rebennack was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Tulane University
Allen Toussaint - Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and the Dalai Lama were *awarded honorary Doctorates by Tulane University in 2013
John and the Nite Trippers appeared at the Hollywood Bowl tribute "Yes We Can Can" for his late friend Allen Toussaint on July 20, 2016
As of 2017, Dr. John's band members are New Orleans musicians Roland Guerin, music director, bass and vocals; Herlin Riley, drums and vocals; and Eric Struthers, Guitar