#4M : Dr Hook
Today’s theme for #MondaysMusicMovesMe or #4M has been chosen by “The Shadow”. They will be the ‘music conductor’ for the month of January. Every other week is a ‘Free Choice’ week, and this just happens to be the week.
As I thought about what I would post today, one of the questions that kept popping into my head was “What have you been listening to lately”. To answer that, I’ve been listening to quite a bit of “Paternity Court”. Don’t judge me, it's better than Maury. Musically, I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Dr Hook.
I’m guessing it’s because I’m still in a state of shock that Ray Sawyer passed away on New Years Eve at the age of 81. See, just a few months ago my good friend Michele and I were talking about their song ‘Cover of The Rolling Stone’. In the video we watched, the entire band was flying high. Not a sober one in the group. We were trying to figure out just when that video was made. I’m not sure we were able to figure that one out. But it seems there are quite a few videos of the band where they are definitely not sober. But do you know what? These guys are so full of talent, and they were having the time of their lives. They were laughing and goofing off and still making good music.
The band broke up in 1983. They all remained good friends and Dennis Locorriere and Ray Sawyer both continued on separately using the Dr Hook name. Many of their songs were written by beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein. These guys made making music look FUN!
Here’s a sample of what I’ve been listening to:
- Only Sixteen
- When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Everybody's Making It Big But Me
- Sharing The Night Together
- Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
- A Little Bit More
- Sylvia’s Mother
- Freaker’s Ball
- I Don´t Want To Be Alone Tonight
Do you have a favorite Dr Hook song? Is there a band or a musician that surprises you that they have lived as long as they have?
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow (Jan 15) for the next Battle of the Bands.
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by JAmerican Spice, Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants. If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this bloghop.