I first heard about and saw Dr. John in 1968. I was living in the lower east side on 7th St. between Ave. C and D.
He was quite unique in his appearance and music style. Gathering influences from Louisiana’s diverse ethnic music styles he was very successful
in bringing a whole new feeling to blues, jazz, rock and folk. All meshed together with a very indigenous Louisiana taste.
Here he is quite a few years later performing in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as part of the CELEBRATE BROOKLYN series held at the Band Shell.
For a really indepth history of Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) and his music and influences go here!
Dr. John playing the Hammond Organ and Grand Piano in Prospect Park’s CELEBRATE BROOKLYN.