Bill meet with Dr John and his band The Night Trippers last week at Ronnie Scotts for a fantastic evening of music – and a great photo of Bill and Dr John.

Bill and Dr John (Mac Rebennack) go back a long way – and Bill says he is a great friend of his. Dr John played on the first two solo albums Bill created – and Bill, along with his wife Suzanne and daughter Jessy spent the evening at Ronnie Scotts last week enjoying Dr John’s performance along with his band.

Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans.

His very colourful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper.

Bill met with Dr John backstage – and a great photo is below: