Ray Sawyer, the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show member who sang the 1973 Shel Silverstein-penned hit The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone,' has died at the age of 81. Page Six first reported Friday that Sawyer died in Daytona Beach, Florida following a brief illness; a representative for the band confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. The Alabama-born Sawyer – who founded the group with Dennis Locorriere, Billy Francis and George Cummings – was a member of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show from 1969 to 1981. While Locorriere maintained ownership of the official Dr. Hook moniker, Sawyer toured as Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer over the past few decades. However, health issues forced Sawyer to stop performing live in 2015. Tom Cruise movies: 16 greatest films ranked from worst to best. Posted on: GoldDerby.
Ray Sawyer had lost his right eye in a near-fatal car crash in Oregon in 1967, and thereafter always wore an eyepatch. The eyepatch would mistakenly lead some people to believe that Sawyer was 'Dr. Hook'. When anyone asked the band which one of them was 'Dr Hook' they always directed everyone to the bus driver. Silverstein continued to write songs for Dr. Hook, including their entire second album, Sloppy Seconds, now released 16 times in the US, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Europe, and Canada. It featured some of their most popular songs, including "Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone". Sharing the Night Together - The Best Of Dr. Hook.
Sawyer, who was born in Chickasaw, Alabama in 1937, passed away in Daytona Beach, Florida, his publicist confirmed Monday. Music man: After leaving the band, Sawyer, pictured in 2006, continued to tour as Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer until late 2015. He wore a patch after losing his right eye in a car crash in 1967.
Ray Sawyer - the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s - has died, aged 81. His wife Linda said Sawyer died "peacefully in his sleep", adding that her "heart is broken. The band is best known for the song When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number one hit in the UK in 1979. Sawyer joined Dr Hook in 1969, two years after he lost an eye in a car accident. Despite not being the lead singer, his eye patch - and cowboy hat - meant he was the most easily recognised. But Sawyer, who was born in Chickasaw, Alabama, in 1937, did take lead vocals on one early hit, 1972's Cover of the Rolling Stone. Sawyer left the band in 1981 to pursue a solo career, but went on to spend much of his later career touring with a spin-off group named Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer. He retired just three years ago.
Initially a professional drummer by educatiom, Sawyer was a singer best known as vocalist with the 1970's rock band, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (Dr. Hook).
This is a fansite of Ray Sawyer formally D. ook. Ray began as a musician only 14 years old and played drums in a Hillybilly band. In 1960 he releast his first single called Bells in my hearth/ Rocking Sattelitte. He follow up with a new single . gonne leave/ You gave me the right in 1962.
Artist: Dr. Hook, Ray Sawyer. Album: 15 Love Songs, Vol. 1. Release year: 2014. 15 Love Songs, Vol. 1: Best 2 songs. The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go 03:50. Donne Warwick - What The World Needs Now Is Love 03:09. Dr. Hook, Ray Sawyer: best 2 tracks. Dr Hook, Ray Sawyer - Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk Hits of 1981, 2000 03:50. Ray Sawyer - Bells in My Heart Doo Wop Desirables, 2000 02:45. Artist: Dr. Hook Ray Sawyer.
|2||When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman||3:25|
|3||Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk||3:45|
|4||Everybody Is Making It Big But Me||3:15|
|7||Walk Right In||4:00|
|8||A Little Bit More||3:20|
|9||Cover Of The Rolling Stones||3:10|
|10||Sharing The Night Together||4:10|
|11||Queen Of The Silver Dollar||4:55|