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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.". Greg Lake has toured the USA with Ringo Starr in 2002. 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. Drummer Carl Palmer tours on an irregular basis with his Carl Palmer Band, playing electric guitar adaptations of ELP's keyboard work in the club circuit. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. Keith Emerson has been touring Britain with his old bandmates from The Nice during 2003. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. Lake admitted that he did not train his voice: a few live shows were generally enough to get it in shape, he claimed.

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. Keith Emerson complained in public (on the internet) that although he and Carl Palmer worked out on a daily basis to maintain their musical skills, Greg Lake hardly took effort to do the same. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"). Greg Lake insisted on producing the next album, having produced all successful ELP albums in the early 70s. 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. Conflicts about a new album inspired a new and final break up. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph. Their last show was in San Diego, California, in 1998.

"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. However enjoyable these tours were, ELP played in significantly smaller venues for significantly smaller audiences. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums. Their tour schedules brought them to Japan, South America, Europe, the USA and Canada and ELP played fresh new versions of older work. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. The last ELP tours were in 1996, 1997 and 1998. 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. Emerson and Palmer recovered to tour again.

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". So it was no surprise that the follow up album In the Hot Seat (1994) did not live up to expectations. Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. But, reportedly, Palmer suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and Emerson has been treated for a repetitive stress disorder in one hand. Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. Their 1992/1993 world tours were successful, culminating in a splendid performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early 1993 that has been heavily boot-legged. 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 original ELP lineup then reformed in 1991 and issued a come-back album, Black Moon, in 1992.

The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. (Palmer declined to participate in a reunion, preferring to stay with Asia.) In 1987, Emerson and Palmer joined with Robert Berry to form the band 3. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. In 1986, Emerson and Lake formed another "ELP" band with heavy metal drummer Cozy Powell. Dr. Their last studio album of the 1970s, Love Beach (1978), was dismissed even by the trio itself, who admitted it was delivered to fulfill a contractual obligation. Eventually they drifted apart due to personality conflicts and irreconcilable differences concerning musical direction.

But as disco, punk rock and new wave styles began to alter the musical landscape, ELP could no longer generate the excitement of being forerunners in musical innovation. These late-'70s tours found ELP working harder than ever to stay in touch with their audience. The band toured the US and Canada in 1977 and 1978 on a killing schedule of night after night performances — some with a full orchestra, which was a heavy burden on the tour revenues. The 1977 album Works is a testimony to their craftmanship, but ELP had lost contact with the changing musical scene.

ELP then took a three-year break to reinvent their music — but they failed. (It was the same sympathetic organ every time, called the L100, that was repaired overnight for the next show.) Their roadie at the time was Lemmy, who gave Emerson the knife that was used to force the keys on the organ to stay down instead of the screwdriver that Emerson had been forcing between keys for the purpose. Their extravagant and often aggressive live shows received much criticism in this regard — although in retrospect it was all rather small change compared to later rock spectacles: the theatrics were limited to a Persian carpet, a spinning grand piano, a few bangs on huge Chinese cymbals and a Hammond organ being molested on stage. Their style came in for heavy abuse from critics; a popular joke of the time went, "How do you spell pretentious? ...ELP." Onstage the band exhibited an unorthodox mix of virtuoso musicianship and over-the-top theatrical bombast.

Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the sub-genre of symphonic rock. The band's compositions were heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and — some say — hard rock. The ELP sound was heavily dominated by the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer of flamboyant keyboard player Emerson. ELP's California Jam performance was broadcast nationwide in the US and is often seen as the summit of the band's career.

Their debut performance had been a relatively modest show at the August 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which marked the end of the "flower power" era. By April 1974, ELP were top of the bill during the California Jam Festival, pushing co-stars Deep Purple to second billing. The subsequent world tours were documented with another live recording, Welcome Back my Friends to the Show that Never Ends. The lyrics were largely written by Pete Sinfield. Giger, was released and became the band's best-known studio album.

In late 1973 Brain Salad Surgery, with an eye-catching sleeve designed by H.R. The 1972 album Trilogy contained ELP's best-selling single, the understated "From the Beginning". The March 1971 live recording (Newcastle, UK) of the band's interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition was issued as a low-priced record, the success of which contributed to the band's overall popularity. Tarkus (1971) was their first successful concept album, described as a story about "reverse evolution".

They self-produced their first six albums, starting with Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970), which contained the hit "Lucky Man". Their first four years were a creatively fertile period. ELP formed in 1970. They were an early "supergroup", with Emerson coming from The Nice, Lake from King Crimson and Palmer from Atomic Rooster.

The three members are:. In the 1970s, they were extremely popular, selling over 30 million albums and headlining huge concerts.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were a British progressive rock group. "ELP" can also stand for Extra Long Play, a format for the VCR tape..

2001 Pictures at an Exhibition (remastered 1972 album, live and studio versions). 1997 Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (live). 1994 The best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. 1994 In the Hot Seat.

1993 The Return of the Manticore (4 disc box set). 1993 Live at the Royal Albert Hall (live). 1992 Black Moon. 1987 To the Power of 3 (as 3).

1986 Emerson, Lake and Powell (as Emerson, Lake and Powell). 1979 In Concert (live) - later expanded and remastered as Works Live. 1978 Love Beach. 1978 Works Volume II.

1976 Works Volume I (double). Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (live triple). 1974 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends.. 1973 Brain Salad Surgery.

1972 Trilogy. 1972 Pictures at an Exhibition (live). 1971 Tarkus. 1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Carl Palmer (drums, percussion) born 20th of March 1950. Greg Lake (guitar, bass guitar, vocals) born 10th of November 1947. Keith Emerson (keyboards) born 2nd of November 1944.

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