NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - He's the last of the best, they call him the Gris-Gris man. It's legendary New Orleans musician Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack's birthday today.
The piano master turns 76 today. While he's known around the world as a piano man, Rebennack actually began his musical journey as a guitar prodigy.
A bullet to the finger in a bar fight after a show put a damper on Rebennack's guitar playing, but his piano career could not be stopped.
The good doctor sat down with News with a Twist anchor LBJ back in August to talk about his amazing life and career.
Happy birthday Dr. John!