Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

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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.". Currently he is recording an instrumental album which will feature special guests such as members of Pearl Jam. 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. He was active in the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer" after doing a few country records under his own name. After the attack of the World Trade Center in New York, Frampton decided to become a United States citizen. In the 1990s, Sawyer went back on the road as "Dr. His latest album is Now, and he embarked on a tour with Styx to support that album.

Sawyer left in 1983, and the band continued to tour for two more years before completely splitting up in 1985. In the 1980s, Frampton returned to recording, though he has never been able to top the charts since. Hook", and their chart hits became mostly ballads (including "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"). Upon his recovery, Frampton played a part in the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film, which failed spectacularly. 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. After his follow-up, I'm in You, was released, Frampton was involved in a serious car crash in the Bahamas. It also got the band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, although as a caricature rather than a photograph. Frampton's solo breakthrough was the six-times platinum Frampton Comes Alive (1976), which included "Do You Feel Like We Do", "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Show Me the Way".

"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. His solo debut was 1972's Wind of Change. Silverstein composed most of the songs on their first few albums. He then worked with Steve Marriott (of the Small Faces) in Humble Pie, as well as on albums by Harry Nilsson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and George Harrison. Haffkine also became their new manager and got the band a record deal. He originally became famous, however, as a member of The Herd and became a teen idol in Britain. 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. Peter Frampton (born April 22, 1950) is a British musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s as an "arena rocker".

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". Almost Famous as Reg. Sawyer was particularly noticeable due to his trademark cowboy hat and the eyepatch he wore due to a car accident in 1967. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as Billy Shears. Other members include Jance Garfat, Rik Elswit, and Jay David. Sgt. Bill Francis, John David, and George Cummings were also part of the original band, but their lineup changed quite a bit over the years. Wind of Change (1972).

The original lineup consisted of core members Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere. Frampton's Camel (1973). Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. Somethin's Happening (1974). Dr. Frampton (1975). Frampton Comes Alive (1976).

I'm In You (1977). Where I Should Be (1979). Breaking All The Rules (1981). The Art Of Control (1982).

Premonition (1986). When All The Pieces Fit (1989). Peter Frampton (1994). Frampton Comes Alive II (1995).

Live in Detroit (2000). Now (2003). Live In San Francisco March 24, 1975 (2004). 2004 Summer Tour (2004).

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