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Dr John: Barbican, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 14 January 2005

DR JOHN'S LONG journey to this concert hall has been faltering and nearly fatal. Born Mac Rebennack in New Orleans, he is as steeped in that city's traditions as any man alive, having learned piano by watching Fats Domino's fingers in the crepuscular, long-gone clubs where the young Doctor spent his childhood.

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