Dr. John, 2007
The music world lost a giant this morning. Various sources report that Mac Rabennack — aka “Dr. John” — died of a heart attack this morning. He had been in poor health for a little over a year.
I know this isn’t political. I’m a piano player, though, and Dr. John has been the center of m music universe for decades.
In one of those curious coincidental quirks, another favorite of mine — Leon Redbone — died at 69 last Thursday.
I’m somehow reminded of the dark fall of 1970, when two of my then-icons — Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin — died within weeks of each other.
Music is your only friend
Until the end.