Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show were sort of a strange band. Whilst they were not nearly as profound as bands that I prefer, they were also not annoying. They did not pretend to be profound, and some of their early material was actually pretty good.
They are best remembered for “The Cover of the Rolling Stone“, a piece that I found to be quite witty and clever. They did an excellent job of self parody on this number, and it paid off for them in that they did indeed make it there after it charted.
I intend to concentrate on the years from 1968 to 1976, although they in various reincarnations continued for a long time thereafter. Most of their good material is from that era.