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Dr. John’s “Gris-Gris” Turns 50

Mac Rebennack was run out of his native New Orleans when he was 28 and told to never come back. In Los Angeles, after becoming the go-to guy of recording sessions, he rechristened himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper, and recorded his debut as a solo artist, one of the greatest albums of all-time, 1968’s “Gris-Gris.” Dr. John, now 77, goes over all the fine ingredients that make up this 50-year-old album.

Send us your Woodstock memories!

Now, Goldmine readers, you can share your Woodstock experience with the world. Goldmine’s parent company, F+W Media Inc., is publishing a hardcover Woodstock 50th anniversary book by author Mike Greenblatt for release in 2019. If you were at Woodstock and have photos and stories to share we would love to hear from you.