24 Facts About Dr John

1. On November 1, 2017, Dr John celebrated Mac Month as proclaimed by the New Orleans City Council in a reception at Napoleon House, and his birthday was proclaimed Dr John Day in the City of New Orleans for the fact that he "rose to international recognition for his musical funkitude in performing, writing and producing.

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2. Dr John described the inspiration of the album as Louis Armstrong coming to him in a dream and telling him "do my music your way".

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3. The Los Angeles Times said that it showed Dr John "exiting a period of relative creative stagnation by creating something magical, the embodiment of everything he's done but pushed in a clear new direction".

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4. In 2012, Dr John released Locked Down, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who produces and plays guitar.

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5. Dr John played keyboards and had a major role in shaping Gregg Allman's 2011 album Low Country Blues, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett.

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6. On May 13, 2010, Dr John played alongside The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and was warmly greeted by Jimmy's first guest, Keith Richards.

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7. Dr John reigned as King of the Krewe du Vieux for the 2010 New Orleans Mardi Gras season.

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8. Dr John performed the theme music to the Fox drama K-Ville.

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9. On July 30, 2006, Dr John performed a solo piano benefit for New Orleans composer and arranger Wardell Quezergue at a New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund benefit at the Black Orchid Theatre in Chicago.

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10. Dr John has performed the opening theme music to the PBS children's program Curious George, broadcast since 2006.

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11. On May 12, 2006, Dr John recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road.

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12. Dr John wrote and performed the score for the film version of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row released in 1982.

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13. Dr John performed as the first American artist at the Franco Follies festival in 1992.

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14. In 1992, Dr John released the album Goin' Back to New Orleans, which included many classic songs from New Orleans.

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15. Dr John was co-producer on Van Morrison's 1977 album A Period of Transition and played keyboards and guitar.

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16. Dr John played on three songs on Maria Muldaur's 1973 solo debut album, including his composition "Three Dollar Bill".

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17. Dr John contributed the song "More and More" to Simon's Playing Possum album.

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18. In 1981 and 1983, Dr John recorded two solo piano albums for the Baltimore-based Clean Cuts label.

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19. Dr John delivered one of a number of eulogies and performed with singer Jimmy Scott at Pomus' funeral on March 17, 1991 in New York City.

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20. Dr John attempted to capitalize on In the Right Places successful formula, again collaborating with Allen Toussaint and The Meters, for his next album, Desitively Bonnaroo—part of which a Tennessee festival took as its name—released in 1974.

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21. Dr John moved to Los Angeles in 1965 where he became a "first call" session musician in the Los Angeles studio scene in the 1960s and 1970s and was part of the so-called "Wrecking Crew" stable of studio musicians.

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22. Dr John was arrested on drug charges and sentenced to two years in a federal prison at Fort Worth, Texas.

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23. Dr John had a regional hit with a Bo Diddley-influenced instrumental called "Storm Warning" on Rex Records in 1959.

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24. Dr John performed a lively, theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies.

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