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Friday, June 7, 2019

#WhomWeMiss @RecordingAcad #DrJohn #NewYorkNotes RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: DR. JOHN JUNE 6, 2019

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.—known to most as Dr. John—was a radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist whose career in music made him a New Orleans icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. He earned 15 GRAMMY® nominations and six GRAMMY Awards® throughout his celebrated career, including Best Blues Album for his critically acclaimed 2012 album, Locked Down. His funky approach to blending musical styles and imaginative persona helped diversify the New Orleans Sound, which was on full display during an energetic performance with the Black Keys at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. This is a great loss for our industry and Dr. John will be deeply missed.

Neil Portnow
Recording Academy

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