"Guilded Splinters" Poster RIP Mac Rebennack Dr. John S/N 115 Gary Houston COA
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"Guilded Splinters," Celebrating the Life of Mac Rebennack, aka Dr. John the Night Tripper. Original hand-made silkscreen, signed and numbered edition of just 115 copies by Gary Houston
Another beautiful etched portrait by Gary, this one memorializes the legendary Mac Rebennack, the virtuosic New Orleans musician who died on June 6, 2019 at the age of 77.
Size: 18" x 14" Condition: Flawless Mint
Rebennack was known as a skilled session man and producer going back to the 1950s. His career took off in the late sixties with the release of "Gris Gris," which contained the hit single "Right Place, Wrong Time."
Later, after leaving New Orleans following a "cleaning up" of the French Quarter (he himself had served two years for drug possession and sales) he became a "first call" session musician in the Los Angeles studio scene in the 1960s and 1970s. He was part of the legendary "Wrecking Crew" stable of studio musicians. He provided backing for Sonny & Cher (and some of the incidental music for Cher's first film, Chastity), for Canned Heat on their albums Living the Blues (1968) and Future Blues (1970), and for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention on Freak Out! (1966).