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Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show's sardonic, country-flavored pop/rock made them one of the most popular acts of AM pop radio in the '70s. The band was formed in Union City, NJ, in 1968, when Dennis Locorriere teamed up with Ray Sawyer. Sawyer's distinctive stage presence stemmed from his enormous cowboy hat and an eye patch. Sawyer's eye patch inspired the nickname Dr. Hook with the rest of the band christened the Medicine Show. Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show's self-titled debut album was released in 1971. The single, "Sylvia's Mother," became the band's first million-seller and hit the Top Five in 1972. Their second album, Sloppy Seconds, featured more risqué material, perhaps in response to the success of "Sylvia's Mother." "The Cover of Rolling Stone," written specifically to get the band featured on same, became another Top Ten smash in early 1973, and Rolling Stone soon granted the band's wish. A cover of Sam Cooke's "Only Sixteen" returned them to the Top Ten in 1976 and revitalized their career. Further hits followed over the next few years in "A Little Bit More," "Sharing the Night Together," "When You're in Love With a Woman," and "Sexy Eyes." 1979's Pleasure & Pain became their first gold album, cementing the band's transition into disco-tinged balladeers. In 2007, Dr. Hook released Hits and History and Greatest Hooks, a compilation album. He released Timeless, another compilation album, in 2014. Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show continue to tour the world.


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