Baxter’s Attic, Dr Hook “Cover of the Rolling Stone” (live)
By request in The Attic this morning, some Dr Hook and the Medicine Show. Besides this song this band managed to produce hits for 8 years in the seventies. Their music got radio play on a few different formats. I guess it was kind of tough to put it in any one category. The founding core of the band consisted of three Southerners, George Cummings and Billy Francis, who had worked together in a band called The Chocolate Papers. they broke up and Cummings moved to New Jersey to form a new band. Sawyer came to New Jersey and joined Cummings. Francis, formerly the bass player returned to the band as the keyboardist. "Sylvia's Mother" was a big hit for the band but Cover of the Rolling Stone was the biggest. Ray Sawyer wore the eye patch as a result of a car accident in 1967 and that's kind of where the Dr Hook name came from, referencing Captain Hook of Peter Pan. When asked which one of the band members was Dr Hook, they always pointed to the bus driver.