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Leon Redbone had died just a few days before, and when I heard that Dr. John had died I kind of ran the two things together. Strange coincidence that two somewhat oddball jazz/blues guys passed so close together.

I had the same reaction, Rob. You couldn't find two characters so oddly similar. Both whose music I can enjoy in small doses.

I hadn't thought about it, but yeah, it is kind of odd. I never heard Redbone more than a few times. What I remember is that when he first appeared some people were seriously wondering whether he was actually Dylan. I remember reading that in Rolling Stone. Or maybe they weren't actually serious.

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