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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."


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Since then he's released a few solo albums and toured, promoting himself as "the voice of Dr. Hook.". But I really didn't expect all this to come out of it, they are having fun with it, it's cool, but in the end they are paying me for their 15 minutes of fame and I welcome her to my world of Ho-Wop!". 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. The only way I was associated with it was when I was asked for licensing permission by Frankee's representatives, which makes me a writer on her song by copyright law. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. "Just to clear it up once and for all, I was not involved with 'F.U.R.B.' I have never met Frankee and she is definitely not my girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. While Eamon initially said that he selected Frankee to record the song at an audition, he later stated that his only involvement was in clearing the use of the music with the following written statement:.

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. Both the success of the single and the controversial nature of its lyrics prompted production of an answer single "F.U.R.B (F*ck You Right Back)" by an unknown singer called Frankee who has claimed to be an ex-girlfriend of Eamon's. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"). On April 24, 2004 the single debuted on the British Charts at #1. 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. The success of the song in the US prompted Jive Zomba to release the song internationally where it went to number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph. The track reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and the popularity of the song helped the album I Don't Want You Back into the Top 10 in the US.

"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. Jive Zomba fast tracked the release of a video for the song and commissioned an album for release in early 2004. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums. "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" immediately caught the attention of urban radio stations when it was released in the US in late 2003 due to its stripped down production and edited profanities about an ex-lover who was two-timing the singer. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. Dee and his co-producer Mark Passy helped to refine Eamon's sound. 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. Blige.

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". At fifteen, he caught the attention of writer/producer Milk Dee who had worked with entertainers such as MC Lyte, Janet Jackson and Mary J. Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. His father, Walter Doyle, was in a doo wop group and Eamon has been singing live since he was nine years old. Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. Eamon was born Eamon Doyle in Staten Island in 1984. Bill Francis, John David, and George Cummings were also part of the original band, but their lineup changed quite a bit over the years. This song is the first song with a profanity in the title to reach the US top twenty, as well as the first to reach #1 in the aforementioned countries.

The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. As well as reaching the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, this song has achieved success in other nations including reaching number one on the Australian, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Swedish charts. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. His debut album I Don't Want You Back reached the top ten of the Billboard 200 in March 2004 on the success of its lead single "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back). Dr. Eamon Doyle (known as just Eamon) is an R&B artist from Staten Island, New York. Eamon Lyrics and Posters (http://www.lyricsquest.com/E/eamon/index.html).

All Eamon Lyrics (http://lyrics.activelyrics.com/E/eamon/index.html). Eamon VH1 page (http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/eamon/artist.jhtml/). Eamon All Music Guide page (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70311071654390588&sql=Bbs831vd3zzva/). Eamon web page (http://www.eamonmusic.com/).

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