This page will contain blogs about Dr. Hook, as they become available.

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

(Redirected from Dr. Hook)

Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. Bill Francis, John David, and George Cummings were also part of the original band, but their lineup changed quite a bit over the years. Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. The band name is a reference to Captain Hook from Peter Pan; in fact, the original name proposed for the band was "Captain Hook and the Medicine Show".

The band hooked up with composer Shel Silverstein when their manager sent in a demo tape to Ron Haffkine, who was in charge of doing the music for the movie Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Silverstein was writing songs for the film, and he and Haffkine both liked the demo enough to get the band to do all the songs for the movie. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums.

"Sylvia's Mother," a ballad from their first album, became a big hit, and "Cover of the Rolling Stone" from the followup album, "Sloppy Seconds" attracted the attention of those who would like their silly stage show and its monologues done as fictional characters. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph.

The band toured constantly but spent all the money they earned on partying; their fifh album was aptly called "Bankrupt". Eventually they shortened the band's name to "Dr. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan").

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. Locorriere spent a few years relaxing, and then in 1989 performed a one-man show written by Shel Silverstein, "The Devil and Billy Markham," which made him enthusiastic to be on stage again. Since then he's released a few solo albums and toured, promoting himself as "the voice of Dr. Hook."


This page about Dr. Hook includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Dr. Hook
News stories about Dr. Hook
External links for Dr. Hook
Videos for Dr. Hook
Wikis about Dr. Hook
Discussion Groups about Dr. Hook
Blogs about Dr. Hook
Images of Dr. Hook

Since then he's released a few solo albums and toured, promoting himself as "the voice of Dr. Hook.". In October 2004 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but is expected to make a full recovery. Locorriere spent a few years relaxing, and then in 1989 performed a one-man show written by Shel Silverstein, "The Devil and Billy Markham," which made him enthusiastic to be on stage again. Though limited in acting experience it has been announced that a sitcom is in production to star Etheridge as a lesbian living with her heterosexual male best friend (together raising a third person's child.) Critics have predicted that it will be "like Will & Grace except cancelled.". Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. After splitting from Cypher she went on in 2003 to marry actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. She had a long-term partnership with Julie Cypher, which whom she had two children via a sperm donor, David Crosby.

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. Etheridge is also famous as a gay rights activist, having publicly come out as a lesbian during President Bill Clinton's first inauguration in January 1993. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"). She has won the Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance twice in her career, for the song "Ain't It Heavy" in 1992 and "Come to My Window", in 1994. The band toured constantly but spent all the money they earned on partying; their fifh album was aptly called "Bankrupt". Eventually they shortened the band's name to "Dr. Two others went platinum and another gold. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph. Three of them have gone multi-platinum: Melissa Etheridge (1988), Yes I Am (1993) and Your Little Secret (1996).

"Sylvia's Mother," a ballad from their first album, became a big hit, and "Cover of the Rolling Stone" from the followup album, "Sloppy Seconds" attracted the attention of those who would like their silly stage show and its monologues done as fictional characters. Etheridge has produced eight albums since signing her first major recording contract in 1987. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums. She was born in Leavenworth, Kansas. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock musician. The band hooked up with composer Shel Silverstein when their manager sent in a demo tape to Ron Haffkine, who was in charge of doing the music for the movie Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Silverstein was writing songs for the film, and he and Haffkine both liked the demo enough to get the band to do all the songs for the movie. CMT.com: Melissa Etheridge: Biography (http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/melissa_etheridge/bio.jhtml).

The band name is a reference to Captain Hook from Peter Pan; in fact, the original name proposed for the band was "Captain Hook and the Medicine Show". Lucky (2004). Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. Skin (2001). Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. Breakdown (1999). Bill Francis, John David, and George Cummings were also part of the original band, but their lineup changed quite a bit over the years. Your Little Secret (1995).

The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. Yes I Am (1993). Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. Never Enough (1992). Dr. Brave and Crazy (1989). Melissa Etheridge (1988).

10-01-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List