Weekend memorial set for Dr. John | Inquirer Entertainment

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

/ 06:00 PM June 19, 2019

Dr. John

The legendary American Jazz performer, Dr. John, performs on the Auditorium Stravinski stage, during the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Image: Keystone/Sandro Campardo via AP

Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcolm “Mac” Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.

Rebennack, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died Thursday, June 6 at age 77.


The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival said memorial services are set for Saturday, June 22, at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans. Public visitation starts at 7 a.m. and will run until 10:30 a.m.


A service running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orpheum will be invitation only but will be broadcast on WWOZ FM. There was no immediate word on any music and entertainment stars who might attend.

That will be followed by a public “second line parade” that will begin at the theater. HM/NVG


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