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Dr. Hook

Biography

Dr. Hook started out as Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. They scored a minor hit in 1972 with the country rock novelty "Cover of Rolling Stone," and their early work was marked by crude humor and a sort of Flamin' Groovies-gone-country sound and aesthetic. Children's author and Playboy cartoonist Shel Silverstein wrote all the songs on their 1971 debut. By 1975, they had cut the name down to simply Dr. Hook, and were playing a soft-rock/disco hybrid that proved quite successful as the band strung together several hits. "Sexy Eyes" and "When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman" are the songs you still hear on the radio today.
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