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In the first month of 1977, a group of young New Orleans music fans -- history knows them as the Fabulous Fourteen -- pooled their money to open an uptown nightclub that could provide a regular gig for the aging rhythm and blues pianist Professor Longhair. The piano professor's legacy lives on in the current-day Tipitina's (there's a bronze bust of him just inside the door and statue outside). Tip's is famous for its long funk and jazz jams during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. It also features its own Walk of Fame, where the bulb-lit bronze stars embedded in the sidewalk honor inductees including Dr. John, James Booker, and Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis.

Tipitina's, New Orleans

Tipitina's

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In the first month of 1977, a group of young New Orleans music fans -- history knows them as the Fabulous Fourteen -- pooled their money to open an uptown nightclub that could provide a regular gig for the aging rhythm and blues pianist Professor Longhair. The piano professor's legacy lives on in the current-day Tipitina's (there's a bronze bust of him just inside the door and statue outside). Tip's is famous for its long funk and jazz jams during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. It also features its own Walk of Fame, where the bulb-lit bronze stars embedded in the sidewalk honor inductees including Dr. John, James Booker, and Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis.