Dr. Hook Similar Artists

Leo Sayer - 100% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948, Shoreham-By-Sea, Sussex, England. Sayer fronted the Terraplane Blues Band and Phydeaux while a Sussex art student before moving to London, where he supplemented his wages as a typographic designer (during this time he designed three of his own typefaces) by street busking and via floor spots in folk clubs. In 1971, he formed Patches in Brighto Read more

Little River Band - 95% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australia’s most successful international rock band. Evolving out of Mississippi, who had previously spent much time working in London, former members Graham Goble (15 May 1947, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; guitar), Beeb Birtles (b. Gerard Bertelkamp, 28 Novembe Read more

Lobo - 93% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Roland Kent Lavoie, 31 July 1943, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Lobo was the pseudonym of Roland Lavoie, a singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 70s. He was raised in the town of Winter Haven, Florida, where he began his musical career as a member of the Rumors. He apprenticed in several other groups during the 60s as well, notably, the Legends from Tampa, Florida, Read more

Showaddywaddy - 80% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When two promising Leicestershire groups, the Choice and the Golden Hammers, fused their talents in 1973, the result was an octet comprising Dave Bartram (23 March 1952; vocals), Buddy Gask (vocals), Russ Field (guitar), Trevor Oakes (guitar), Al James (b. Geoffrey Betts; bass), Rod Deas (b. 13 February 1948, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England; bass), Malcolm Allured (b. 27 Aug Read more

Smokie - 79% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England was formed by school friends Chris Norman (25 October 1950, Redcar, Yorkshire, England; vocals), Terry Uttley (guitar), and Alan Silson (bass). The three were previously together in 1966 with a band titled the Elizabethans. Turning professional in 1968, they changed their name to Kindness, performing at holiday camps and ballro Read more

Hot Chocolate - 78% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive (22 March 1947, Grenada, Lesser Antilles), guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Songwriter and vocalist Errol Brown (b. 12 November 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and bass player Tony Wilson (b. 8 October 1947, Trinidad, West Indies) and pianist Larry Ferguson Read more

Juice Newton - 76% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judy Kaye Cohen, 18 February 1952, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. This singing daughter from a military family spent most of her childhood in Virginia. While completing a formal education in California, she fronted Dixie Peach, a country rock combo that was renamed Silver Spur for their RCA Records albums in the mid-70s. Despite assistance from top Los Angeles session musicians Read more

Elkie Brooks - 74% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1946, Salford, Manchester, England. Brooks began her career as ‘Manchester’s answer to Brenda Lee’ before touring the UK during the early 60s with the Eric Delaney Band. At that time her brother Tony Mansfield, was already finding great success as a member of Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas. Brooks’ own early records include Read more

Mud - 72% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bellamy Brothers - 70% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Andy Gibb - 69% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1958, Manchester, England, d. 10 March 1988, Oxford, England. Following the international success of his three elder brothers in the Bee Gees, Andy appeared as a star in his own right in 1977. Emerging at the beginning of the disco boom, he scored three consecutive US number 1 hits with his first three chart entries. ‘I Just Want To Be Your Everything’,  Read more

David Essex - 69% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947, Plaistow, London, England. Originally a drummer in the semi-professional Everons, Essex subsequently turned to singing during the mid-60s, and recorded a series of unsuccessful singles for a variety of labels. On the advice of his influential manager, Derek Bowman, he switched to acting and after a series of minor roles gained his big break u Read more

Kenny Rogers - 68% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. Rogers was the fourth of eight children, born in a poor area, where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. By sheer perseverance, he became the first member of his family to graduate. By 1955 Rogers was part of a doo-wop group, the Scholars, who recorded ‘Poor Little Doggie’, ‘S Read more

Ray Stevens - 67% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24 January 1939, Clarksdale, Georgia, USA. A prolific country pop writer and performer, Stevens’ novelty hits of the 70s and 80s illustrate the history of the fads and crazes of the era. He became a disc jockey on a local station at 15 and the following year recorded ‘Five More Steps’ on the Prep label. Stevens’ first nonsense song, & Read more

Bobby Bare - 64% match to Dr. Hook

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more


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