Tuesday, 28 June 2016
428 Dr Hook
First viewed : 7 April 1980
This was an Easter Monday Special giving the good time US country rock band a 50 minute showcase - though at 22.05 pm - for their musical wares.
I was never a great fan of the band though their first hit Silvia's Mother is a good tune and only tuned in towards the end, almost certainly hoping to catch special guest star Kate Bush ( unsuccessfully as it turned out ).
Instead my sister and I just caught the last couple of band songs, the second of which was a comic number about the perils of marijuana " I Got Stoned And I Missed It " which at that time neither us really understood. At the end of it, there was a coda where Ray Sawyer ( the guy with the eyepatch demanded the audience jump up and shout "I Got Stoned " on the seventh drum beat. Without any form of communication passing between us both my sister and I did as we were told which is a testament to the charisma of the guy. Without that shared silly moment I very much doubt this entry would be here.
Dr Hook were in the Top 10 at the time with Sexy Eyes but this show turned out to be effectively their last hurrah. For the full story check out my charts blog Hello Goodbye.