Dr. HOOK AND THE MEDICINE SHOW - ST (1971) + Sloppy Seconds (1972) + Belly Up! (1973) 
Dr. Hook (shortened from Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in 1975) was an American blue-eyed soul, 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 both 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.
2008 digitally remastered two CD set featuring the first three CBS albums from the Country rockers. The first 3 CBS albums released in early 70s from the country rockers. Their debut, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show was released in 1971, followed by Sloppy Seconds in 1972, then Belly Up! in 1973. This double CD set features 'Sylvia's Mother', 'Freakin' At The Freaker's Ball', 'Queen Of The Silver Dollar', 'The Cover Of The Rolling Stone' and more.
Ray Sawyer (February 1, 1937 – December 31, 2018), the Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show member who sang the 1973 hit "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone,'" has died at the age of 81.
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