We Never Have To Be Alone – Will Sheff’s Love Letter to a Long Lost Performance: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Live 1974 (Music History)

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While perusing one of my current favourite sites Longform (if you haven’t already, you should really visit sometime, it’s got tons of fascinating reads), I came across one of the best pieces of music writing in some time. Will Sheff, a musician and writer paid tribute to one of his favourite music concerts on video. It’s a Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show concert on German television from 1974. If you’re a little hazy on their repertoire, their big hit was Cover of the Rolling Stone. I really can’t do the article any more justice, you really have to read it. Here’s my favourite clip from the concert, but I strongly recommend you reading the article in it’s entirety before watching any more of the (possibly) drug induced, reckless, joyful mess of a musical journey.

EDIT: It looks like youtube yanked my original video. Here’s a replacement. It may be a different song, but the performance is every bit as memorable.

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