Ray Sawyer was an American singer and vocalist with the s rock band Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Ray Sawyer (February 1, – Decem) was an American singer and vocalist with the s rock band Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81 · Ray Sawyer - the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the s - has died, aged Ray Sawyer's eye-patch, bristling moustache and battered, badge-festooned hat made him the unmistakable visual signature of Dr Hook & the. Ray Sawyer, the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show member who sang the Shel Silverstein-penned hit “The Cover of 'Rolling Stone,'” has died. Ray Sawyer. Profile: American vocalist and drummer. Born: 1st February Chickasaw, Alabama, USA Died: 31st December Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Ray Sawyer" on Discogs. Ray Sawyer, who cut a distinctive figure as a member of the band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show thanks to his flamboyant style and. Misfortunes bookended the career of Ray Sawyer, who was effectively the face of American soft-rock band Dr Hook and the Medicine Show even. Dr Hook & The Medicine Show singer Ray Sawyer has died aged The musician was famous for the black eye patch he wore after he lost his eye in.