During Ronnie's early days in New Orleans he created a character know as Reverend Ether. Later Ronnie bestowed the character on Mac Rebennack - Who's Mac Rebennack, you ask? - who used it to create his own onstage persona known as Dr. John The Night Tripper. And you say, "Oh, that Mac Rebennack." And if you're under the age of zero or just completely musically uninformed you can search Dr. John on You Tube...of course, after you finish reading this post and watching the rare vid of Ronnie.
Here's a rare video of Ronnie...the only moving audio/visual representation I've found on him...
And for all you movie fans, you know Ronnie Barron as the CIA Bartender in Above The Law.
You can see lots more pictures and learn more about Ronnie Barron and the 47 other musicians in my tribute book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead.