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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.". Solo releases:. 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. Releases with the Miami Sound Machine:. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. Estefan also raised $120,000 for tsunami relief efforts with her performance at a private benefit concert at financier Donald Trump's Mar-A-Largo resort in Palm Beach, Florida. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. She sang "There's Always Tomorrow" on a live NBC broadcast, "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope", with other superstar musical acts, that raised over $18 million dollars for the Red Cross International Response Fund.

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. In early 2005, Estefan participated in two charity concerts to aid the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"). Estefan currently lives with her husband and daughter on Star Island in Miami, Florida. 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. A Biography Channel profile estimated the Estefan's current net worth at 200 million dollars. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph. "I already have in mind what I want to do," she said, "but I usually wait at least a couple of years between albums." Her last studio album was 2003's "Unwrapped.".

"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. Estefan is currently planning her next album, which is the last under her current contract with Epic Records. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums. After the Connie Francis movie is released, based on her public statements, it is anticipated that Estefan will focus on writing her autobiography. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. military. 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. Bush that saluted the U.S.

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". In January 2005, Estefan performed "My Picture"' at a pre-inaugural concert attended by President George W. Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. Casting and other preliminary pre-production work is anticipated in 2005. Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. The first draft of the screenplay for the Connie Francis movie is complete. Bill Francis, John David, and George Cummings were also part of the original band, but their lineup changed quite a bit over the years. The entertainer will embark on a promotional book-signing tour in late 2005.

The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. The respective editions will have a new English or Spanish single CD composed and sung by Estefan. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. The "Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog" ("Las Magicas y Misteriosas Aventuras de Un Bulldog Llamado Noelle") is a picture book, in verse, aimed at beginning readers. Dr. In early 2005, Estefan issued a statement that updated progress on her forthcoming children's book, which is complete. HarperCollins announced in December, 2004 that Estefan will publish her first book, in English and Spanish, on October 1, 2005.

She finished her final concert tour in her home town of Miami on the weekend of October 9th and 10th, a finale in a sold-out American Airlines Arena that was delayed for two weeks by a hurricane. Estefan began the "Live & Re-wrapped Tour" in McAllen, Texas on July 30, 2004, and played in 28 cities. The "Live and Re-Wrapped" Summer/Fall 2004 Tour, her first tour in eight years, produced by Clear Channel Entertainment, featured Estefan’s greatest hits, along with new material from her recent CD, "Unwrapped," in an explosive, multi-media concert production. On July 28, 2004, at the Trump Tower Building, in a press conference hosted by Donald Trump, Estefan announced that her then-upcoming tour would be her final one.

In April, 2004, Estefan appeared on the FOX television program, "American Idol", but she declined an offer to be an official judge because, she said publicly, she does not like to "judge" others. "Hoy" and the next single, "Tu Fotografia," were #1 on Billboard's Latin chart. The CD's first video, for the single "Hoy/Wrapped," was shot in Machu Pichu, Peru. In 2003, Estefan released Unwrapped, her first English-language CD in five years. She also toured Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States in a promotion tour.

II was a commercial disappointment, however, selling fewer than 200,000 copies, comparing unfavorably to 1992's original Greatest Hits CD, which sold 2.5 million copies. Greatest Hits -- Vol. It contained hits from 1993 to 2000, three new songs and a remix of her first hit Conga, now called Y - Tu - Conga. II" was released in 2001.

"Greatest Hits Vol. That year, she also won the American Music Awards, Award of Merit. The album reached number one in Spain, the United States and several South American countries. Estefan's next album, 2000's Alma Caribeña won the first Latin Grammy for Best Music Video for No Me Dejes de Querer.

She also has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The singer is the recipient of the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. She won the Hispanic Heritage Award, an MTV Music Award, two cable television "ACE" awards and the 1993 National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year award. In May, 1993, she received the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest award that can be given to a citizen who was born outside the United States.

In addition to her five Grammys, Estefan has received a number of other prestigious awards. Together, they own five business establishments in Florida: three Cuban-themed restaurants (Bongos) in Miami, Miami Beach and Orlando, and two hotels, The Palm Court Resort Hotel in Vero Beach and The Cardozo in Miami. In addition to her musical success, Estefan and her husband are successful entrepeneurs. Estefan is the only artist to perform twice at the Super Bowl.

Estefan appeared in a movie, Music of the Heart (1999) and dueted with 'N Sync on the Billboard #1 and Academy Award Nominated "Music Of My Heart." She also released a Latin hit with the Brazilian group So Pra Contrariar called "Santo, Santo," sang with Luciano Pavarotti in "Pavarotti and Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo," released the benefit album "A Rosie Christmas," and sang with Stevie Wonder at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. On July 18, 1996, Estefan embarked on her "Evolution" world tour (her first tour in five years), which covered the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Africa and Asia. Estefan performed in the opening ceremony, in front of an audience of 2 billion people worldwide. The Platinum album "Destiny", released in 1996, featured "Reach," the official theme of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

She has been an active opponent of Fidel Castro's government, and supported the unsuccesful effort to keep young Elian Gonzalez in the United States. At their meeting, Estefan, an anti-communist Catholic, asked the Pope to pray for a free Cuba. She was the first pop star invited to perform for the Pope. It spun off two #1 Dance hits, "Abriendo Puertas" and "Tres Deseos", and two #1 Latin singles, "Abriendo Puertas" and "Mas Alla." The Miami Herald called "Abriendo Puertas" "a danceable pan-Latin American fusion, brilliantly built on improbable instrumental combinations and layers of styles and rhythms." In 1995, Estefan sang the Billboard Latin #1 song "Mas Alla" for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.

1995's Spanish-language album "Abriendo Puertas" earned Estefan her second Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. "Everlasting Love" was a successful club and pop hit. "Turn the Beat Around," the first single, a disco hit from the 1970s, became one of the most successful singles of the 1990s. The Classics Collection "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", a cover album, was released in 1994.

In Spain, Mi Tierra became the country's best selling international album ever. "Mi Tierra" was a successful album worldwide, with over eight million copies sold. 1993's Mi Tierra saw Estefan return to her Cuban roots with a Spanish-language album, for which she won a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. This tour covered 100 cities in nine countries and was seen by more than 10 million people worldwide.

The "Into the Light World Tour" displayed the relentless energy, personal warmth, and crack musicianship that Estefan had developed through her old band, the Miami Sound Machine, and through her solo career. The lead single "Coming Out Of The Dark," whose title was based on a phrase her husband, Emilio, hastily jotted on a piece of paper as a helicopter transported her for delicate surgery to repair her broken back, was a hit worldwide. After extensive physical therapy, Estefan returned to the charts with a concept album, Into the Light, in 1991. A grueling recovery took almost a year.

Estefan was flown by helicopter to New York City, where surgeons permanently implanted two titanium rods to stabilize her spinal column. While touring in support of "Cuts Both Ways," on March 20, 1990, near Scranton, Pennsylvania, a tractor trailer crashed into Estefan's tour bus, critically injuring her and breaking her back. That year, she released her best selling album to date, "Cuts Both Ways" (which refers to Estefan's desire to appeal to both English and Spanish-speaking fans) with hits like "Don't Wanna Lose You" (a USA #1 hit), "Oye Mi Canto, "Here We Are," "Cuts Both Ways" (#1 in Australia) and "Get On Your Feet." "Cuts Both Ways" sold more than ten million copies worldwide, and reached number one in several countries. Beginning in 1989, Estefan recorded as a solo artist for the first time.

In 1988, Estefan took top billing as the band's name changed to Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine. "Let It Loose" had the following hits: "Anything For You" (#1 Pop), "1,2,3" (#3 Pop), "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (#5 Pop) and "Can't Stay Away From You" (#6 Pop and #1 Adult/Contemporary). Her next album, 1988's Let It Loose went multi-platinum, with several million copies sold. "Primitive Love" was released in 1985; "Conga," "Bad Boy," and "Words Get in the Way" were crossover hits.

Beat," which topped the dance charts across Europe, from the album "Eyes of Innocence," in 1984. With Estefan on vocals, The Miami Sound Machine had its first English-language hit with "Dr. It was the first all-Spanish album from CBS International. The Miami Sound Machine soon gained a large fan base and released an LP in 1976 with a local company.

A few weeks later, she became the lead singer for the Miami Sound Machine, which performed and recorded in Spanish in the early years of its existence. Estefan's first major public performance was at a large Cuban wedding when Emillio asked her to join the band to sing on stage, after which she received a standing ovation. Estefan attended and graduated from the University of Miami, and is a prominent advocate for the university. Estefan was raised primarily in Miami (though she accompanied her mother, father and younger sister, Becky, to several military bases in the 1960s during her father's military service).

They have two children: Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and Emily (born December 5, 1994). She and Emiliio married on September 2, 1978. Gloria Fajardo became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. He died in 1980.

He contracted multiple sclerosis, and was nursed by a young Estefan for many years. Estefan's father also served as an officer in the United States Army in Vietnam, where he is suspected of having been poisoned by Agent Orange, a defoliant used extensively during the Vietnam war. Her father was held as a prisoner until an exchange was arranged by then-President John F. Kennedy. Estefan's father, Jose Fajardo, was captured in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion that failed to overthrow the new communist government established by Fidel Castro.

Cuban-born, Estefan's family moved to Miami, Florida when she was two years old, following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Francis' life. pop singer whose peak commercial success was in the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an as yet untitled film based on Ms. She is slated to star as Connie Francis, a U.S.

In addition to her music career, Estefan has appeared in two movies, "Music of the Heart" (1999) and "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (2000). Billions have heard her, millions have seen her perform -- and with over 70 million albums sold worldwide, she is the single most successful crossover performer in Latin music history. Known as the "Queen of Latin Pop," Estefan is one of the most recognized music artists in the world. Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in 1975, and crossed over to mainstream popular success with English-speaking audiences with the international hit single, "Conga," in 1985.

Live & Re-wrapped Tour (2004). Evolution World Tour (1996 - 1997). Into The Light World Tour (1991 - 1992). Get On Your Feet Tour (1989 - 1990).

Let It Loose Tour (1987 - 1988). Conga Tour (1985 - 1986). Live & Unwrapped (2003 SMV). Live In Atlantis (2001 SMV).

Que siga la tradición (2000 SMV). Don't Stop (1998 SMV). Live In Miami (1997 SMV). The Evolution Tour.

Everlasting Gloria! (1995 SMV). Into The Light World Tour (1992 SMV). Coming Out Of The Dark (1991 SMV). Evolution (1990 SMV).

Homecoming Concert (1989 SMV). For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). Music Of The Heart (1999). Amor y Suerte (2004).

Unwrapped (2003). II (2001). Greatest Hits, Vol. gloria! (1998).

Destiny (1996). Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1994). Christmas Through Your Eyes (1993). Mi Tierra (1993).

Greatest Hits of Gloria Estefan (1992). Into the Light (1991). Cuts Both Ways (1989). Anything For You (Let It Loose UK Release) (1988).

Let It Loose (1987). Primitive Love (1986). Eyes of Innocence (1984). A toda maquina (1984).

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