NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Turns out it really was the "Right Place, Wrong Time" for Dr. John.
The New Orleans-born musician, whose discography includes that 1973 hit, celebrated his 78th birthday Wednesday. But he was apparently a year early.
Publicist Karen Beninato said she looked into it after talking to friends and relatives of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.
Music writer John Wirt, at Nola.comThe Times-Picayune, found a 1941 newspaper birth announcement for the musician, whose real name is Malcolm John Rebennack. And it's not just the year: The local musicians union confirms the correct day in its records is Nov. 20 - not Nov. 21.
Beninato says Rebennack began adding a year to his age so he could play in New Orleans clubs as a teen in the 1950s.