Ray Sawyer from Dr Hook dies at 81

News 07/01/2019

Ray Sawyer, known as the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show has died, aged 81.

According to wife Linda, Sawyer died "peacefully in his sleep"

Ray Sawyer was in the band most known for the hit song When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman. 

Even though he was not the lead singer, his distinct features, such as the eye patch and his hat, Ray was one of the most recognisable of the band.

After a few years, Sawyer had the opportunity to take some lead vocals and famously sung,  "The biggest thrill we've never known is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone."

After this song, eventually, Dr Hook did make a feature on the famous magazine they sung about in 1973.

"Here was this little band from Alabama standing on the corner saying, 'Hey, put us on the cover', and it worked," he later said, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

"It was a dream come true."

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