Dr John

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Gris-gris enigma: can a new posthumous release shed light on the elusive genius of Dr John?
How did a middle-class white kid break into New Orleans’ feverish 1950s R&B scene and enjoy a wildly eclectic six-decade career? As a new release puts it: things happen that way

Garth Cartwright

21, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Letter: Dr John obituary
Giles Oakley writes:

Giles Oakley

25, Jul, 2019 @4:06 PM

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Dr John: the voodoo-fuelled showman who beat his own path through rock
The trailblazer who injected New Orleans R&B with sinister psychedelia will live on as an icon of curdled idealism

Alexis Petridis

07, Jun, 2019 @2:14 PM

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Dr John obituary
Pianist, singer and songwriter steeped in the musical forms and voodoo culture of his native New Orleans

Adam Sweeting

07, Jun, 2019 @9:49 AM

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Eleanor Barooshian obituary
Other lives: Singer who duetted with Tiny Tim and sang backing vocals for Dr John

John Altman

19, Sep, 2016 @11:47 AM

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Cocaine boogie: James Booker, the tragic piano genius of New Orleans

Sean O'Hagan: He was a one-eyed, drug-addicted piano genius who wore a wig stuffed with marijuana and once held a gun to his head on stage – now a new film tells James Booker's extraordinary story

Sean O'Hagan

20, Nov, 2013 @7:00 AM

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BB King: The Life of Riley – film trailer

Watch the trailer to the new documentary BB King: The Life of Riley, directed by Jon Brewer. The film tells the story of the life of the great bluesman and features contributions from, among others, Bono of U2, Dr John, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana

Guardian music

07, Oct, 2012 @8:27 AM

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How Music Works by David Byrne – review

The former Talking Head delivers a lucid exploration of all matters musical, from Pythagoras to the MP3, writes Mark Ellen

Mark Ellen

07, Sep, 2012 @11:00 AM

SummerTyne Americana – review
Cajun music and cooking come together in a soulful celebration of American roots music, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

24, Jul, 2012 @5:45 PM

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The week in music - in pictures

From Lenny Kravitz to LMFAO, and Macy Gray to Morcheeba, here are some of this week's musical highlights

20, Jul, 2012 @12:19 PM

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This week's new live music

Wu Legends | Dr John | Neneh Cherry & The Thing | Jazz At Cafe Society | John Surman | Götterdämmerung

Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

13, Jul, 2012 @11:11 PM

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The best albums of 2012 (so far)

It's only June but this year has already seen some outstanding releases. Here is our top 20

Guardian music staff

14, Jun, 2012 @7:00 PM

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