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Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
After scoring a hit with the song "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'" in 1972, the band was featured in on the cover of the March 29, 1973 cover of Rolling Stone.
Background information
Also known as Dr. Hook
Origin Union City, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Country rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul
Years active 1968- 2018
Labels Columbia Records, Capitol Records, CBS, Casablanca Records
Associated acts Shel Silverstein, Confederate Railroad
Past members
  • Billy Francis
  • Ray Sawyer
  • George Cummings
  • Dennis Locorriere
  • John "Jay" David
  • Rik Elswit
  • Jance Garfat
  • John Wolters
  • Bob 'Willard' Henke
  • Rod Smarr
  • Walter Hartman
  • Mo Thaxton

Dr. Hook (shortened from Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in 1975) was an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including "Sylvia's Mother", "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'" (both 1972), "Only Sixteen" (1975), "A Little Bit More" (1976), "Sharing the Night Together" (1978), "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" (1979), "Better Love Next Time" (1979), and "Sexy Eyes" (1980). In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.

The band had eight years of regular chart hits, in the United States, where their music was played on top-40, easy listening, and country music outlets, and throughout the English-speaking world including the UK, Canada and South Africa. Their music spanned several genres, mostly novelty songs and acoustic ballads in their early years; their greatest success came with their later material, mostly consisting of disco-influenced soft rock, which the band recorded under the shortened name Dr. Hook.