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Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.

Also Known As: "Mac", "M.J. Rebennack", "Dr. John", "Dr. John the Night Tripper"
Birthplace: Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States
Death: June 07, 2019 (77) (Heart attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of Malcolm John Rebennack and Dorothy Marion Rebennack
Husband of Cat Rebennack
Ex-husband of Lydia Rebennack and Lorraine Rochelle Rebennack
Partner of Libby Titus
Father of Private; Private; Jessica Yvette Rebennack and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Singer, Organist, Keyboard Player, Musician, Pianist, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer, Actor
Managed by: Elyse(Deutscher)Vahjen(c)
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About Dr. John

Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr. John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of music fans, died on Thursday. He was 77.

A family statement released by his publicist said the cause was a heart attack. The statement did not say where he died. He had been living in recent years on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, La.


  • “Dr. John, a true New Orleans music legend, dies at age 77.” Updated Jun 6, 6:15 PM.
  • ”Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper” by Mac Rebennack, Dr. John, Jack Rummel. Macmillan, Mar 15, 1995. GoogleBooks
  • Bomb Magazine: Dr. John by Stanley Moss”. October 1, 1990. link “Rebennack is an Acadian name, a Cajun name. Your family comes from where?” Dr. John: “Alsace-Lorraine. They’ve been in New Orleans since the early 1800s. I know the family owned a grocery story in Bayou Road. These were people before my time. I grew up mostly in the Third Ward.”
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Dr. John's Timeline

November 20, 1941
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States
January 10, 1973
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, United States
June 7, 2019
Age 77