Dr. John, New Orleans’ legendary six-time Grammy Award winning pianist, performer and 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has died, his family said. He was 77. Eric Paulsen of CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV reports on Dr. John’s life and legacy.
In this CBS “Sunday Morning” profile originally broadcast on August 20, 2006, correspondent Russ Mitchell rode with R&B, rock, blues, funk and boogie-woogie star Dr. John through New Orleans. A great view of New Orleans history – both musical and disaster-related as Dr. John stopped by to chat with one of the godfathers of the city’s music scene, Allen Toussaint, and Cosimo Matassa, owner of the legendary New Orleans recording studio where Dr. John started playing as a teenager.
Dr. John died of a heart attack on June 6, 2019 at the break of day, according to his family.
The music icon performed a song then chatted about his prolific career, his beloved home city of New Orleans, and positive outlook on life (KING 5).
The legendary New Orleans musician released a new album, Tribal, in August. Dr. John will now take your questions (TIME magazine).
Dr. John, of New Orleans from 2006 on CBS Sunday Morning (CBS Morning News converted their video to a private video — https://www.youtube.com/embed/29tUPcw7-R8). CAPTION WAS: Grammy-winning musician-composer-producer Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, better known as Dr. John, mixed blues, jazz, rock, and faux voodoo into a rich musical gumbo, until his passing on June 6, 2019 at age 77.