|Birth name||Dennis Michael Locorriere|
June 13, 1949|
Union City, New Jersey, United States
|Years active||1972–1980 (in Dr. Hook)|
Dennis Michael Locorriere (born June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, United States) is the American former lead vocalist and guitarist of the soft rock group Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, later Dr. Hook. He continues as a solo artist, session musician and songwriter.
Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr. Hook, was the recipient of more than 60 gold and platinum albums, gaining No. 1 chart status in more than 42 countries. He is also a songwriter, whose songs having been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and by Jerry Lee Lewis, on his 2006 release, Last Man Standing.
Locorriere's company retains the rights to the trademark name, Dr. Hook, although it is licensed to Ray Sawyer for touring purposes. Locorriere tours as "The Voice of Dr. Hook," as referenced to the fact that his voice was most prominent on the majority of Dr. Hook hits.
Locorriere has contributed his vocals to the albums of others, such as Randy Travis' Always and Forever album (1987). His solo performances includes 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).
In November 2000, he toured his Voice of Dr. Hook concert in Australia and New Zealand; and is touring there again in May 2015.
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 member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. In early 2010, Locorriere again toured in the United Kingdom, promoting his new Post Cool album, accompanied by Andy Fairweather Low as his "special guest".
In 2014, he toured in Australia for the first time in nearly 15 years.
Discography and DVD
- Out of the Dark (Track Records, 2000)
- One of the Lucky Ones (Track Records, 2005)
- Post Cool (2010)
- Alone with... (2002)
- Live in Liverpool (2004)
- Post Cool Live (2011)
- 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)
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