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Dr. John, who received a honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in '13, passed away today. He was 77. He was an Mid-City kid who got kicked out of Jesuit and graduated from Fortier HS. A truly unique musician. RIP.

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I always knew he was quirky and unique but then my wife made me watch the episode of "Top Chef: New Orleans" where he appeared, and man, he was one odd dude. But he sure was funky. RIP, Night Tripper...

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Saw him at jazz fest, also saw him when he performed in a small club in Knoxville during my residency. His interpretations of classic New Orleans music, combining his great piano finesse and unique voice, will certainly be missed. RIP Mack!
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Posted about him in non-Tulane news before I saw this.

He was weird and funky in that great New Orleans way, and will be missed.

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Always loved the guy for his quirky style. My Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Major Stark Whiteman, played bass with him in several ""boy bands" of the late fifties and early sixties. Stark made local fame with his song, "Graduation Day" with the Crowns and the Velvetones. We were supposed to meet up with Mac one night at some joint on the West Bank. He never showed. RIP to the both of them. Only in New Orleans, only at Tulane would your supposed "role model" carry such funk.

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Dr. John was funk personified. I first saw him in the late sixties at a drive bar outside Lafayette. He came in for his set carried in a pirogue with a large snake around his shoulders. He was on a different planet... but his music enveloped us all.

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