Ray Sawyer was lead singer of the 70's band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. They shortened their name to Dr. Hook is later years.
Sawyer sang with the group from 1969-1981. Sawyer was involved in a car crash which led him to wear the famous eye patch. Some of the great classic rock songs he sang on include "Cover Of The Rolling Stone", "Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk", "Sharing The Night Together" and "Sexy Eyes".
Sawyer died on Dec. 31st at the age of 81 from a brief illness.