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The Wild Tale of Dr. John

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Many artists talk up troubled pasts. But the story of Mac Rebennack, aka Dr. John, is the real deal. Hear about the prison time, gunshot wounds and other tales that led to Dr. John going from rebellious Catholic-school student to becoming a New Orleans icon.

Grant Stovel talks with New Orleans Advocate writer Keith Spera about how Mac got his reluctant start as the one-of-a-kind Dr. John and the lasting legacy he left on the world of music.

Check out Keith’s article at the Advocate to learn more about Dr. John’s storied past.