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Re: Ray Sawyer Passes Away at 81

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:56 am
by Cowpoke
Is Bob in that video? Everybody had so much hair in those days! :)

Ray Sawyer Passes Away at 81

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:15 pm
by jay
I learned from Bob Henke that Ray Sawyer passed away today. Ray was the front guy sporting the patch with Dr. Hook (and the Medicine Show). For those of us that grew up (or at least were supposed to) in the 70's, they had a ton of hits. “Sylvia’s Mother,” “A Little Bit More,” “Only Sixteen,” “Walk Right In,””Sharing the Night Together,” “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman,” “Better Love Next Time” and “Sexy Eyes.”

There is a relationship with Ray to Glen through Bob "Wild" 'Willard' Henke. Bob (his friends call him Willard) joined Dr. Hook as a guitarist in the mid 70's. That was during the time that Dr. Hook earned "a couple of dozen gold silver and platinum albums" He joined Glen's band in the mid-'80s, as Glen's bass player, for about 6 years.

My heart goes out to Bob and to Ray's family. He was quite the character, in one helluva band.
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Ray Sawyer
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Dr. Hook on the cover of Rolling Stone
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Dennis Locorriere playing an Ovation!!! Of course everyone did back then.