Artist Countdown: Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Top 25 Hits 2pm ET

dr.hookDr. Hook & the Medicine Show, shortened in 1975 to Dr. Hook, was an American rock band, formed around Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother“, “The Cover of the Rolling Stone“, “A Little Bit More” and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman“. In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.

The Medicine Show’s lineup changed a few more times over the years. When David left the group in 1973, he was replaced by John Wolters. The next to depart was founding band member Cummings, who left in 1975 due to personal and musical differences. The band did not initially replace him. When Elswit was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years later, the band added Bob “Willard” Henke (formerly of Goose Creek Symphony). Elswit recovered and returned to the lineup, but they kept Henke on as well for a while. When Henke left in 1980, they added Rod Smarr. In 1978 the group had a gig in the Ulster Hall in Belfast where they met a young amateur guitarist Rick Wilson who had written some love songs based on a theme the group liked. They bought two of these songs and used one in their next album named after the writers hometown of Whiteabbey called on the white lough shore . The writer unfortunately signed a royalty deal on the songs which are believed to have been sold for £2000 which was a fair sum at the time.

The band had eight years of regular chart hits, in both the U.S. and the UK, and greatest success with their later gentler material, as Dr. Hook.

Source – Wikipedia

1 When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman
2 Sharing the Night Together
3 A Little Bit More
4 Sexy Eyes
5 Better Love Next Time
6 Only Sixteen
7 If Not You
8 Sylvia’s Mother
9 Years From Now
10 Walk Right In
11 All the Time in the World
12 The Cover of the Rolling Stone
13 Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
14 Girls Can Get It
15 Loveline
16 The Millionaire
17 The Wild Colonial Boy
18 More Like the Movies
19 What A Way To Go
20 A Couple More Years
21 Carry Me, Carrie
22 Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie
23 Life Ain’t Easy
24 That Didn’t Hurt Too Bad
25 The Ballad of Lucy Jordon

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