Ray Sawyer Bio, Ray Sawyer Wiki
Ray Sawyer Bio: Ray Sawyer February 1, 1937, Chickasaw, Alabama, United States – December 31, 2018, was an American singer best known as a vocalist with the 1970s rock band, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Though primarily a backing vocalist and occasional percussionist on congas or maracas. He was also the uncle of the vocalist of Wild Fire, Zack Sawyer.
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Ray Sawyer lost his right eye in a 1967 automobile accident. He said the following about his life around the time of his accident: “I must have played all the clubs from Houston to Charleston until I decided I was going insane from too many beans and music, and I gave it up. I saw a John Wayne movie and proceeded to Portland, Oregon, to be a logger complete with plaid shirt, caulk boots, and a pike pole. On the way, my car slipped on the road and the accident left me with the eye patch I now wear. When I recovered I ran straight back to the beans and music and vowed, ‘here I’ll stay’.” Dr. Hook had many hit singles such as “Sylvia’s Mother”, “Cover of a Rolling Stone”, “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”, “Sexy Eyes”, “Girl Can Get It”, and “Baby Makes Her Bluejeans Talk”.
From 1988 to October 2015, Ray Sawyer toured the nostalgia circuit as “Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer,” under license from bandmate Dennis Locorriere, who tours separately and owns the Dr. Hook trademark.
Ray Sawyer Death Cause
Singer Ray Sawyer, who sang lead on their hit song The Cover of Rolling Stone,” has passed away. Ray Sawyer was 81.
The death cause was not disclosed, but Page Six says that Ray Sawyer had a “brief illness” and that he died in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ray Sawyer had been retired for three years as a result of his health problems.