Dennis Locorriere

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Dennis Locorriere
Dennis Locorriere
Dennis Locorriere
Background information
Birth nameDennis Michael Locorriere
Born (1949-06-13) 13 June 1949 (age 71)
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, Actor
InstrumentsVocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Drums
Years active1968–Present

Dennis Michael Locorriere (born June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, United States) is the American lead vocalist and guitarist of the soft rock group Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show).[1]


Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr. Hook, was the recipient of more than 60 gold and platinum singles, gaining No. 1 chart status in more than 42 countries.[citation needed] He is also a songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny, Olivia Newton-John, and by Jerry Lee Lewis, on his 2006 release, Last Man Standing.[citation needed]

Locorriere, whose company retains ownership of the trademark name Dr. Hook, tours world wide billed as "Dr. Hook".

Locorriere has contributed his vocals to the albums of others, such as Randy Travis' Always and Forever album (1987). His solo performances include songs from his past, as well as newer material from his solo period.

Locorriere has released three solo albums, Out of the Dark (2000), One of the Lucky Ones (2005) and Post Cool (2010). A compilation album, Alone in the Studio/The Lost Tapes, was released in 2008. Locorriere released a live CD, Dennis Locorriere - Live in Liverpool (2004), as well as a concert DVD of his solo show, Alone With Dennis Locorriere (2002), a top ten concert DVD of the Dr Hook Hits and History[2] tour (2007) and a concert DVD of the Post Cool tour (2011).

Locorriere performed in The Devil And Billy Markham at Lincoln Center, New York in 1989. It was written by Shel Silverstein, and directed by Gregory Mosher.

In November 2000, he toured his Voice of Dr. Hook concert in Australia and New Zealand; and toured there again in May 2015.[3]

In 2007, Locorriere and his band embarked on the Dennis Locorriere Celebrates Dr. Hook Hits and History tour. In early 2008, Locorriere toured the United Kingdom, as a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

In early 2010, Locorriere again toured in the United Kingdom, promoting his new Post Cool album.[4]

In 2014, he toured in Australia for the first time in nearly 15 years.[5]

Discography and DVD[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Out of the Dark (Track Records,[6] 2000)
  • One of the Lucky Ones (Track Records, 2005)
  • Post Cool (2010)

Live albums[edit]

  • Alone with... (2002)
  • Live in Liverpool (2004)
  • Post Cool Live (2011)
  • The Voice Of Dr Hook (2021) - Vinyl

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Alone in the Studio/The Lost Tapes (2008)
  • Retrospection (2011)


  • Alone with Dennis Locorriere (2006)
  • Hits and History Tour Live (2007)
  • Post Cool Live (2011)


  1. ^ Bonitto, Brian (2014) "Hooking up with Dennis Locorriere", Jamaica Observer, June 2, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014
  2. ^ "Official Music Video Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company". Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dennis Locorriere former lead singer with Dr. Hook Tour Dates". April 30, 2003. Retrieved February 6, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dr Hook - 50th Anniversary Tour - 2019 / 2020". Dr Hook - 50th Anniversary Tour - 2019 / 2020. Archived from the original on January 1, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dennis Locorriere Australian Tour". Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  6. ^ [1] Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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