- NAME: Dr. John
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: November 21, 1940 (Age: 73)
- Did You Know?: Dr. John won the 2013 Grammy Award for best blues album for his 2012 release, Locked Down.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Full Name: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
- Nickname: Dr. John Creaux the Night Tripper
- AKA: Dr. John
- AKA: Malcolm Rebennack
- AKA: Mac Rebennack
- AKA: Mac Rebennack
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Dr. John is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician regarded as a pioneering icon of the New Orleans style of R&B, rock and funk.
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The reflective Locked Down also received attention for its production work by Dan Auerbach of the rock duo the Black Keys.
Dr. John received another honor in 2011, when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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