DR. HOOK Dies at 81
His real name was Ray Sawyer, and he began his recording career in 1959 under that name with a rockin' tune titled "Rockin' Satellite" for the small Sandy Record label of Mobile, Alabama. Because he lost an eye in 1969 in a car accident, had to wear an eye patch and was nicknamed Dr. Hook, and the rest is history. Hit records included "Sylvia's Mother," "Sexy Eyes," "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman," "A Little Bit More," and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone." See a live performance of the latter by clicking on the link below. Sawyer died on New Year's Eve, becoming yet another of a long list of music stars to pass on in December.