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EntertainmentRay Sawyer of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, famous for his eye patch and cowboy hat, dies at 81 after short illness

01:40  01 january  2019
01:40  01 january  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The musician famous for wearing an eye patch died ‘peacefully in his sleep’ after a brief illness . After the accident, he vowed to return to music. He joined Dr Hook & the Medicine Show , the Although Dennis Locorriere was the band’s lead singer, Sawyer ’s eye patch and cowboy hat made

He was famous for his eye patch and his cowboy hat . Hitmakers: The rock band had a string of hits in the 1970s. While the main vocalist was Dennis Locorriere, pictured with Sawyer in 1979, Sawyer sang lead vocals on one of their early hits, The Cover Of Rolling Stone that reached number

He was famous for his eye patch and his cowboy hat.

Ray Sawyer of band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show has died at the age of 81, his publicist has confirmed.

Sawyer, who was born in Chickasaw, Alabama in 1937, passed away in Daytona Beach, Florida, following a short illness.

Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, famous for his eye patch and cowboy hat, dies at 81 after short illness © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited R.I.P.: Ray Sawyer of band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show has died at the age of 81, his publicist has confirmed. He was a recognizable figure due to his eye patch and cowboy hat

He was a backing vocalist and occasional percussionist on the maracas for the rock band that had a strong of hits in the 1970s.

The main vocalist was Dennis Locorriere but Sawyer did sing the lead vocals on one of their early hits, The Cover Of Rolling Stone that reached number six in the US charts in 1972.

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Guitarist and vocalist Ray Sawyer of the rock band Dr . Hook & The Medicine Show has died at Dr . Hook & The Medicine Show ’s hits included “Sylvia’s Mother,” ″When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Sawyer wore a patch over his right eye after suffering an injury from a car accident as a young man.

The Dr . Hook & the Medicine Show member known for his eye patch and cowboy hat , Ray Sawyer , has died , pagesix.com reports. He was 81 . The sometimes flamboyant member of Dr . Hook was born in Chickasaw, which is near Mobile. During the early years of his music career, he played drums

Other hit singles for the group included 1972's Sylvia's Mother, 1975's Only Sixteen, Sharing the Night Together and When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, both in 1978, and 1980's Sexy Eyes.

Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, famous for his eye patch and cowboy hat, dies at 81 after short illness © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hitmakers: The rock band had a string of hits in the 1970s. While the main vocalist was Dennis Locorriere, pictured with Sawyer in 1979, Sawyer sang lead vocals on one of their early hits, The Cover Of Rolling Stone that reached number six in the US charts in 1972 Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, famous for his eye patch and cowboy hat, dies at 81 after short illness © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 70s fame: Other hit singles for the group, pictured in 1979, included 1972's Sylvia's Mother, 1975's Only Sixteen, Sharing the Night Together and When You¿re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, both in 1978, and 1980's Sexy Eyes

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The 81 -year-old, famous for his eye patch , died in Daytona after ‘a brief illness ’. ‘It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to one of the ‘ Ray Sawyer was the face and voice of Dr Hook and I had the pleasure and honor of working with him as his agent/management for the past 27 years

Ray Sawyer – the singer and percussionist with soft rock band Dr Hook & the Medicine Show – has died , aged 81 . Sawyer – known for wearing an eye patch and cowboy hat - passed away in his sleep and his Dr Hook did eventually appear on the front of the famous magazine in 1973 as a caricature.

After leaving the band, Sawyer continued to tour as Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer until late 2015.

Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, famous for his eye patch and cowboy hat, dies at 81 after short illness © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Music man: After leaving the band, Sawyer, pictured in 2006, continued to tour as Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer until late 2015. He wore a patch after losing his right eye in a car crash in 1967 His use of an eye patch made him a recognizable figure.

It wasn't a gimmick though. He lost his right eye in a car crash in 1967.

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