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- 2 Solo projects
- 3 Members
- 4 Covers in Netherlands
- 5 discography
The band was founded in 1969 by George Cummings-Dennis Locorriere, Ray Sawyer that his friends, Billy Francis-invited had. The first years they around the East Coast and the Middle West of the United States played. When she once had to have a name for a poster, conceived Cummings ' Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: Tonic for the Soul ', inspired by the traveling medicine shows of the old West.
However, many thought that Ray Sawyer Dr. Hook was because his eye patch (because of a near-fatal car accident in 1967) excited associations with Captain Hook from Peter Pan.
The first two years, the band played with session drummer Popeye Phillips (Flying Burrito Brothers) that due to musical differences in turn was replaced by Joseph Oliver and John Jay David.
In 1970, Dr. Hook asked for two songs for the film Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? in which Dustin Hoffman played a singer-songwriter who was hit by a nervous breakdown. The Last Morning (of which a new version was made for the second album Sloppy Seconds) and Bunky and Lucille were written by Shel Silverstein (purveyor during the first years, as well as cartoonist and poet) and sung by Dennis Locorriere. The film, in which the band also appeared, was released in 1971; It was not a blockbuster but earned Dr. Hook called a recording contract on.
That same year came the debut album with the world hit "Sylvia's Mother" .
Sloppy Seconds delivered the hit The Cover Of The Rolling Stone on; in this issue was the kid with the idea that a musician is successful only if he is on the front of the ' leading ' State music magazine Rolling Stone .Eventually, Dr. Hook indeed on the cover of the Rolling Stone (number of 29 March 1973), although as caricatures. In England, the song was conceived by the BBC as surreptitious advertising and therefore boycotted until a modified version came under the title On the Cover of the Radio Times (weekly by the BBC).
In 1976 appeared the album A Little Bit More whose eponymous Bobby Gosh-cover became a hit.
In the meantime the disco-era, and also the country-influenced sound of Dr. Hook hit. Pleasure and Pain from 1978 contained the hits Sharing The Night Together and When you're In Love With A Beautiful Woman.Sometimes You Win from 1979 (whose Sexy Eyes and Better Luck Next Time the charts cited) continued to make progress.
In 1982, Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk the last great success of Dr. Hook. Ray Swayer left in 1983 after which the rest went with Dennis Locorriere as two year only frontman.
Since 1988, Ray Sawyer the rights to the group name. In 1999 he appeared in the KRO-show program the feeling of (1982) to his solo version of Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk proceeds. In the years 00 closed (temporarily) to Billy Francis himself at Dr. Hook ft. Ray Eye Patch Sawyer.
Dennis Locorriere moved to Nashville; He went on to write songs for others and also sang along on their plates. In 1989 he toured two months long with the one-man show written by Silverstein The Devil and Billy Markham then gave up a solo career. The 2000s were a productive period for the voice of Dr. Hook; three studio albums (Out Of The Dark from 2000, One Of The Lucky Ones from 2005 and 'Post Cool from 2010) and a a live cd/dvd ( Live In Liverpool and respectively Alone With Dennis Locorriere from 2004). He was also a guest in the broadcast of Top 2000 a go-go in which an item was dedicated to the creation of "Sylvia's Mother".
In 2007, Locorriere on two years earlier during the Memorial concert for the deceased Traffic-drummer Jim Capaldi and he promoted the cd/dvd set Dr. Hook Hits and History with a tour of which a live recording was made.
In early 2008 he was temporarily a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings; What was originally intended for a few concerts a whole tour. Locorriere then began a series of Alone With ...-concerts.
- Dennis Locorriere (vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica)
- Ray Sawyer (vocals, guitar)
- George Cummings (lead guitar)
- Billy Francis (keyboards)
- Popeye Phil Lambert (drums)
- John David [aka Jay] (drums)
- Jance Garfat (bass)
- Rik Elswit (lead guitar)
- John Wolters (drums)
- Bob ' Willard ' Henke (guitar)
- Rod Smarr (guitar)
- Printing made an English version of "Sylvia's Mother".
- Henny Huisman made in his time as presenter of Dutch pop magazine Hitkrant drive-in Show (precursor of the final Soundmix show) the single On the front plate of the Dutch pop magazine Hitkrant Stand.
- Bertus Staigerpaip took it in 1988 as Donald Duck On the front plate of the.
- Sandy Kandau, former background singer of René Froger, scored in 1996 with her version of Love You A Little Bit More.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show||1971||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show|
|Sloppy seconds||1972||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show|
|Belly up!||1973||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show|
|The ballad of Lucy Jordan||1975||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show|
|A little bit more||1976||-|
|Revisited (Best of Dr. Hook)||1976||-||Compilation album|
|Makin' love and music||1977||-|
|Pleasure and pain||1978||12-05-1979||3||17|
|Sometimes you win||1979||-|
|Greatest hits (and more)||1980||17-01-1981||10||11||Compilation album|
|Live in the U.K.||1981||-||Live Album|
|Players in the dark||1982||-|
|Let me drink from your well||1983||-|
|Greatest hits||1992||12-12-1992||18||15||Compilation album|
|Completely hooked-The best of Dr. Hook||1992||-||Compilation album|
|Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show-Greatest hits||1995||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/
|Sharing the night together-The best of Dr. Hook||1996||-||Compilation album|
|The very best of Dr. Hook||1999||31-07-1999||22||7||Compilation album|
|Love songs||1999||-||Compilation album|
|Hits and history||2007||-||Compilation album|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|"Sylvia's mother"||1972||15-04-1972||3||11||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/|
|Carry me, Carrie||1972||11-11-1972||24||4||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/
No. 21 in the Single Top 100
|The cover of "Rolling Stone"||1972||23-12-1972||16||7||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/
No. 13 in the Single Top 100
|Roland the roadie and Gertrude the groupie||1973||11-08-1973||19||5||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/
No. 18 in the Single Top 100
|Life ain't easy||1973||-|
|A little bit more||1976||14-08-1976||10||8||No. 10 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive|
|If not you||1976||-|
|Walk right in||1977||-|
|More like the movies||1978||-|
|Sharing the night together||1978||10-03-1979||24||4||No. 28 in the Single Top 100|
|All the time in the world||1979||-|
|When you're in love with a beautiful woman||1979||05-05-1979||2||13||No. 3 in the Single Top 100|
|What do you want?||1979||24-11-1979||tip15||-||No. 42 in the Single Top 100|
|Better love next time||1980||09-02-1980||ice skater||-|
|Years from now||1980||-|
|Girls can get it||1980||15-11-1980||tip20||-|
|That didn't hurt too bad||1981||-|
|Baby makes her blue jeans talk||1982||01-05-1982||2||10||No. 2 in the Single Top 100|
|Single (s) with chart positions
in the Flemish Ultratop 50
|"Sylvia's mother"||1972||-||as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show/
No. 9 in the Radio 2 Top 30
|A little bit more||1976||-||No. 17 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|When you're in love with a beautiful woman||1979||-||No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Baby makes her blue jeans talk||1982||-||No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Baby makes her blue jeans talk||1198||-||1136||1582||1462||1464||1490||1614||1791||1595||1934||1859||-||-||-|
|Sharing the night||1851||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
(as Dr. Hook & The Medicine)
|When you're in love with a beautiful woman||1714||-||1524||1412||1298||1792||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|