Eye-patch wearing singer Ray Sawyer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show, known for 'The Cover of the Rolling Stone,' dies in Daytona Beach at age 81

YouTube video download / Ray Sawyer of Dr Hook & the Medicine Show, and his bandmates singing their signature hit 'Cover of the Rolling Stone.'
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- Ray Sawyer, the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show, known for the 1972 signature hit, "Cover of the Rolling Stone," died Monday in Daytona Beach. He was 81.

The group made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine on March 29, 1973, 3 months after this song was released. The text next to their picture read: "What's Their Names Make The Cover." The song was great publicity for Rolling Stone magazine, which was only five years old.






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