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The Dr. John Story

Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, June 1973

BY THE TIME you read this, Dr. John's 'Right Time, Wrong Place' will probably be in the American Top Ten. Which will be mighty gratifying to Mac Rebennack, who's been hoping to get there since he first started recording in 1958. Fifteen years of semi-obscurity is a long time in show business, where ambition and determination can easily be sapped by self-doubt if there is no obvious sign of success to provide reassurance.

The story of Mac Rebennack, also-known-as Dr. John, is offered here as a case study of our times.

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