DR HOOK featuring RAY SAWYER At the Southport Theatre February 20th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments John Hessenthaler of OEP Live ! presents DR HOOK featuring RAY SAWYER – Southport Theatre Wednesday, 18th March 2015 Due to popular demand, OEP Live! are pleased to return Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer on another Tour. Dr. 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 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 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. When told by a club owner that they needed a name to put on a poster in the window of his establishment, Cummings made a sign: “Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: Tonic for the Soul”. The “Hook” name was inspired by Sawyer’s eyepatch and a reference to “Captain Hook” of the Peter Pan fairy tale, though, humorously, because Captain Hook was neither a doctor nor wore an eyepatch. The “medicine show” and “doctor” (referring to the shows common in the 19th century) were intended as tongue-in-cheek support for drug abuse. Ray Sawyer lost an eye in a near-fatal car crash in Oregon in 1967, and has worn an eyepatch ever since. To this day, Sawyer is considered Dr. Hook because of the eyepatch he wears. Box Office: 0844 871 3021 Website:www.atgtickets.com/southport Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!