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2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. John

Dr. John

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  • Year:
    2011
  • Inducted by:
    John Legend
  • Category:
    Performers
Dr John
Introduction

The mystical keyboardist steeped and simmered in the glittery, psychedelic funk of New Orleans.

Dr. John was schooled by New Orleans’ finest, but he gave the music a new twist with his swampy, voodoo charm.

Hall of Fame Essay

2011

Ashley Kahn

It’s a challenge to choose which Dr. John to celebrate first. He hm been active since the rise of rock & roll, and many are the coats he has worn: riff master, R&B guitarist, and boogie-woogie piano professor.

Psychedelic-voodoo-rock shaman and stately New Orleans musical ambassador. Bandleader of top-tier talent and A -list session and/producer. Player of downhome blues and singer of uptown jazz standards-

‘Ain't no difference,” Dr. John said of himself a few years back. “It’s all one sucka in there, however you want to break it down….”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2011
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America’s premier roots musician

John Legend

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Gallery

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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