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RIP: Herman Ernest III, aka Roscoe

Drummer and musical director for Dr. John died on March 6

Dr. John and Roscoe
Dr. John & Roscoe at Fats Domino's 80th Birthday Party (photo: Erika Molleck Goldring)

New Orleans lost a wonderful spirit today. Herman Ernest III aka Roscoe, the beloved drummer and musical director for Dr. John, lost his two year battle with cancer.

He played with Dr. John at Tip’s on December 30th. It was an amazing evening, one of those nights where you walk away saying, “THIS is why I live in New Orleans!” That was the last time I got to give him a hug and a kiss. He will be missed.

Dr. John & Roscoe at Fats Domino’s 80th Birthday Party

February 23, 2008

Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA

Originally Published