Dr. John

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The Night Tripper
In the 60s, Rebennack left his native New Orleans for Los Angeles, where he became an in-demand session musician, playing backup for artists like Sonny & Cher and Aretha Franklin. In 1968, Rebennack took his turn at center stage with his stage persona Dr. John the Night Tripper.

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