Monday, February 11, 2013
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show are a Pop-rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey, with Ray Sawyer (vocals; born on 2/1/1937; dubbed "Dr. Hook" because of eye patch), Dennis Locorriere (vocals, guitar; born on 6/13/1949), George Cummings (born on 7/28/1938) and Rik Elswit (guitars; born on 7/6/1945), William Francis (keyboards; born on 1/16/1942), Jance Garfat (bass; born on 3/3/1944) and Jay David (drums; born on 8/8/1942). John Wolters replaced David in 1973. Bob Henke replaced Cummings in 1975.
The group appeared in and performed the music for the movie Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?. Wolters died of cancer on 6/16/1997 (age 52).
This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show with two of their biggest hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Sylvia's Mother or The Cover Of Rolling Stone. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week`s show.
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