Dennis Locorriere (born Dennis Michael Locorriere; June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, U.S.) was the lead vocalist, guitarist of the pop group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. He continues as a solo artist and songwriter.
Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr Hook, was the recipient of more than sixty gold and platinum albums, gaining No. 1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. He is also a notable songwriter, his 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 critically acclaimed and historic 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 resided in England for a number of years, maintaining a residence in Worthing, Sussex. Locorriere has released three solo CDs, 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 has also 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 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".
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),
Alone with Dennis Locorriere (2006),
Hits and History Tour Live (2007),
Post Cool Live (2011)
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