When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman – Dr. Hook

THIS DAY IN MUSIC……………………………………..on November 17th of 1979 Dr. Hook begin a 3 week stay at #1 on the UK Singles Chart with “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”. This was written by country music songwriter Even Stevens, who came recommended by Shel Silverstein, a prolific author who wrote Dr. Hook’s hits “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” and “Sylvia’s Mother.” The group had two primary vocalists. The plan was to have Ray Sawyer (the one with the eye patch) sing lead on this track, but their other singer, Dennis Locorriere, recorded the guide vocal. Sawyer spent some time with the demo learning the song, and decided that the song was better suited for Dennis, so it was Locorriere who sang lead. In 1979, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show re-released their 1976 album A Little Bit More with this track included. Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, shortened from 1975 onwards to Dr. Hook, were an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone'” (both 1972), “A Little Bit More” (1976), “Sharing the Night Together” (1978), and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” (1979). In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.The song was also a Top 10 hit in the US reaching #6.