What's Dennis been doing ~
1949 to present day . . .

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  • June 13th 1949
    Dennis Locorriere born in Jersey City , New Jersey
  • 1969
    Dennis joins an un-named bar band in New Jersey .

    Guitarist George Cummings later names the band
    "Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show"
  • 1970
    Dr.Hook & The Medicine Show perform music for and appear in "Who is Harry Kellerman..." starring Dustin Hoffman
  • 1972 - 1985
    Dr.Hook enjoys the highs and lows of a 15 year recording career , with constant international touring .

    They are awarded Silver , Gold and Platinum Discs for record sales worldwide .

    They even got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine .
  • May 19th - June 18th 1985
    Dr.Hook perform their "One and Only Farewell Tour" of UK
  • But Dennis assures us .....
    "There is a happy ending !"
  • 1989 - New York City
    Shel phones Dennis to invite him to perform his one man show "The Devil and Billy Markham" at the Lincoln CENTER .
    Dennis agrees to do it !
  • May 1st - June 1st 1991
    Dennis visits UK for First Solo Tour
    playing 18 venues and 2 BBC Radio 2 Studio Sessions
  • May 1992
    EMI Release "Completely Hooked" compilation CD
  • 1992
    Dennis undertakes 5-week mini-tour of UK and promotes "Completely Hooked"
    His new band comprises
    Steve Simpson on guitars ,
    Mike Bell on keyboards ,
    Paul Kirkby on Bass and
    Richard "Hud" Hudson on Drums
  • Jan 1995
    Dennis appears on what is to be the last album by
    legendary US Folk-Singer Bob Gibson
    "Making a mess of commercial success : The songs of Shel Silverstein"

    Bob Gibson died on Sept 27th 1996 , aged 64 ,having developed a supranuclear palsy, a neurological disease that affects the brain
  • Nov 2nd - 19th 1994
    Dennis undertakes mini-tour of UK
    playing 14 venues
  • Feb 1999
    EMI releases "Love Songs" by Dr.Hook
    The CD includes liner notes and 3 solo tracks by Dennis .

    Dennis comes to UK to tour and promote the CD
  • Feb 14th 2000
    Track Records releases Dennis' "first" solo cd "Out of the Dark"
  • April - July 2000
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    including The Shepherds Bush Empire in London.....

  • ... and 5 nights at Ronnie Scotts , Birmingham
  • 2002
    "Alone with Dennis Locorriere" CD released
  • Sept 13th - Dec 1st 2002
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 26 venues
  • Jan 22nd - March 30th 2003
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 30 venues including Eastleigh Music Festival
  • April 19th 2003
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of
    The Prince of Wales Hospice ,raising £6000
  • December 2003
    "Alone with Dennis Locorriere" concert available on DVD
  • 2004
    "Live in Liverpool" double CD + DVD Interview released
  • Feb 6th - April 2nd 2004
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 43 venues

  • June 2004
    Dennis plays at London's prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre with Randy (BTO) Bachman & Graham (10cc)Gouldman in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust
  • June 27th 2004
    Dennis appears on the Pyramid Stage at The Glastonbury Festival
  • Jan 29th 2005
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of The Prince of Wales Hospice
  • March 28th 2005
    Track Records release Dennis' long-awaited second solo CD "One of the lucky ones"

  • Photo by Judy Totton © 2005
  • May 6th 2005
    Dennis plays at London's prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre (Again !)
    Read some reviews HERE
  • June 2005
    Dennis undertakes a 45-date tour of UK to coincide with the release of a new solo CD
  • Late 2005
    Dennis narrates poetry on CD

    "Runny Babbit - A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein"

    Available from Amazon (US) or Amazon (UK)
  • May 22nd 2006
    Dennis plays a promotional concert in Germany to coincide with release of "One of the Lucky Ones" CD there .
    Recorded and later broadcast by SWR 1 Radio
  • June 2nd 2006
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of Meningitis Reseach Foundation in Brighton
  • July 29th 2006
    Dennis performs at the First Annual Acoustic Festival in Nantwich
  • Sept - Dec 2006
    Dennis undertakes a 32-date tour of UK to further promote the release of his new solo CD
  • Jan 21st 2007
    Dennis takes part in "Dear Mr Fantasy" show at London's Roundhouse Theatre .
    An All-Star line-up pays tribute to the late Jim Capaldi
  • Feb 26th 2007
    EMI Records release "Dr Hook Hits & History" CD & DVD package
  • March 2nd 2007
    Dennis kicks-off a 35 date tour of UK to promote the "Hits & History" package . Dennis is accompanied by 5-piece All-Star band comprising :
    Clive Gregson
    Andy Roberts
    Sev Lewkowicz
    Martin Hughes
    Mark Griffiths

    Please click HERE to see Dennis & his band's itinerary

    or read Sev's Tour Diary (© Sev Lewkovicz 2007)

    If you missed the tour , don't PANIC ... 'cos .....

  • Photo by Judy Totton © 2007
  • July 16th 2007

    "The Dr Hook - Hits & History Tour" show at Dartford's 'The Orchard'
    was recorded for DVD
    Release Dates :
    UK July 16th
    Europe July 27th
    USA Sept 18th
    Australia - TBA - Watch this space

    Available from all good stores - and a few bad ones - including Amazon & HVM
    For more infomation including track details , video snippets and On-Line Ordering from Dennis' Web Site , please click on DVD cover !
  • Sylvia's Mother say BUY THIS DVD NOW !
  • Oct - Dec 2007
    Dennis finishes the year with a solo fall tour
  • Jan - March 2008
    During the "Dear Mr Fantasy" rehersals (see Jan 21st 2007) Dennis talked with Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor and just mentioned he'd like to maybe join them at a couple of "The Rhythm King" shows .

    A few months later , Dennis gets a call and is officially invited to join the tour .

    "Which shows ?" he asks .

    "ALL OF 'EM"

    See Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings photos & blog HERE on Bill's official Web Site
    Other great photos from DL & RK fans at FLICKR (Thanks to PB for this one from the Buxton Opera House)
  • June - July 2008
    Dennis kicks off Summer 2008 with half-a-dozen shows INCLUDING another fantastic show at Liverpool's Echo Arena with Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings .

    Full details from DLs Web Site
  • Sept 18th - Nov 30th 2008
    Dennis hits the road BIG TIME with 26 shows all around the UK .

    Full details from DLs Web Site

    You can also DOWNLOAD a stylish

    "Dennis Locorriere
    The True Voice of Dr Hook
    Autumn 2008 Tour"
    poster (A3 size) .

  • Poster courtesy of
    www.dennislocorriere.com & John Taylor © 2008
  • Sept 12th 2008
    Dennis announces the finding of "The Lost Tapes" - a collection of solo acoustic songs recorded back in 2004.
    CD & DVD to hit the shops , web sites and tour venues soon ! .

    Full details from DLs Web Site (Click on the cover)
  • Take me DLs Web Site
    Album Cover courtesy of
  • Just a few days into his own Tour and Dennis finds time to make a special guest appearance at
    The Royal Albert Hall for :
    50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
    with special guests

    * Mark Knopfler * Jools Holland *
    * Dave Edmunds * Sam Brown *
    * * Dennis Locorriere * *
    * Chas and Dave * Henry Gross *
    Also featuring
    Pete Brown, Phil Capaldi, Neil R Gauntlett,
    Dave Nilo, Richard Newman
    Presented by Bob Harris

    More details from Flying Music

  • Poster courtesy of Flying Music © 2008

    The Beatles Logo is probably a Registered Trademark
    and © to someone
    I'd credit them if I could find out who . (Sir Paul ?)
    Why not stop reading the small print
    and click on the logo to visit the official Beatles Site ?
  • July 10th 2009

    Dennis , along with a whole host of other musical stars , played to a packed audience at Liverpool's Echo Arena to mark the second Beatles Day charity event .

    Dennis sang Eleanor Rigby and Lady Madonna .
    Accompaniment was provided by The Backbeat Beatles and The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra , working with original scores by George Martin .

    For more details on this and his other solo projects ,
    please see DL.COM
  • June - July 2009
    Dennis has spent a couple of weeks in London recording studios recording more than a dozen tracks for his solo CD - release date and title TBA . (DL confimed in a Guestbook entry on this site that with Planning + Luck = Spring 2010 Release)
    All of the songs are self-penned , previously unrecorded and specifically selected for this project. Although Dennis has performed a few of them live in his solo shows over the past few years , these are all new studio recordings .
    Here's the list :
    • Call Me
    • Different Faces
    • Ask Her
    • Sinking Ship
    • She Don't Care
    • Standing As Tall As I Can
    • Crashing Down
    • Dancing On Daddy's Feet
    • Sound of A Train
    • You Yourself And I
    • This Guitar
    • I'm Impressed With Myself
    • Don't Seem Right
    • Deeper Than Sleep

    The songs were recorded with a 4-piece band (Pete Brown , Paul Beevis , Richard Milner & Mike Nichols) and other featured musicians including Herbie Flowers .
    Recording , Mixing and many other duties were all expertly handled by Pete Brown , son of Joe Brown .
    The album was co-produced by Dennis and Pete .

    For more details on this and his other solo projects , please see DL.COM
  • August 2009
    Dennis has has half-a-dozen shows planned from mid-August.

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Aug 15th ~ Robin 2 , Bilston , West Midlands
    • Aug 19th ~ The Globe , Cardiff
    • Aug 20th ~ Huntingdon Hall , Worcester
    • Aug 21st ~ The Cellars , Eastney , Southsea
    • Aug 22nd ~ Westcliffe Theatre , Clacton , Essex
    • Aug 23rd ~ Gala Theatre , Durham
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • September 2009
    Dennis'Autumn Tour starts early September .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Sept 10th ~ Civic Hall , Crosby
    • Sept 11th ~ Customs House , South Shields
    • Sept 18th ~ Bloomsbury Theatre , London
    • Sept 19th ~ Corn Exchange , Newbury , Berks
    • Sept 25th ~ Thameside Theatre , Grays
    • Sept 26th ~ Plough Arts CENTER , Torrington
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • September 24th 2009
    Dennis is taking part in a charity event at the Porchester Halls , London

    The event is The Sunflower Jam organised by Jacky Paice .

    Further info and full line-up of participating artists is available from HERE

    * * * Please note that this is NOT a Dennis Solo Show * * *
  • October 2009
    Dennis' Solo Tour continues through October .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Oct 1st ~ The Platform , Morecambe
    • Oct 2nd ~ The Plowright Theatre , Scunthorpe
    • Oct 3rd ~ The Stables Theatre , Wavendon
    • Oct 4th ~ The Tivoli Theatre , Wimborne , Dorset
    • Oct 8th ~ The Library Theatre , Darwen , Lancs
    • Oct 10th ~ Brindley Arts CENTER , Runcorn
    • Oct 29th ~ The Harlequin Theatre , Redhill
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • November 2009
    ... and November .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Nov 2nd ~ The Ardhowen Theatre , Eniskillen
    • Nov 3rd ~ Strule Arts Ceneter , Omagh
    • Nov 4th ~ Market Place Theatre , Armagh
    • Nov 5th ~ Mount Errigal Complex , Letterkenny
    • Nov 6th ~ The Riverside Theatre , Coleraine
    • Nov 8th ~ The Palace Theatre , Kilmarnock
    • Nov 10th ~ The Inn , Lathones
    • Nov 11th ~ The Inn , Lathones
    • Nov 19th ~ Theatre Royal , Wakefield
    • Nov 20th ~ The Arts CENTER , Swindon
    • Nov 21st ~ The Riverfront Theatre , Newport
    • Nov 27th ~ The Prince of Wales Theatre , Cannock , Staffs
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • December 2009
    ...concluding in December.

    Here's the date & venue :
    • Dec 2nd ~ The Assembly Rooms , Tamworth , Staffs
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • The Fall 2009 Tour is barely over and Dennis not only announces a definite confirmed 30 dates for early spring 2010 tour - with more dates likely to follow - but also a release date of Feb 2010 for his eagerly awaited solo CD Number 3 called
    Post Cool !

    Poster courtesy of Flying Music and DL dot COM

    This poster has already appeared in UK newspapers
    during week-ending Nov 29th .

    Click on the poster for Tour Date Updates

    Check Press For Details !

    Andy Fairweather-Low and The Low Riders
    will be his very special guest support band .

  • January 2010
    Dennis confirms Post Cool CD release date to be MARCH 8th 2010 .

    ... and reveals the CDs cover artwork design .

    Proper Records move release date to MARCH 15TH but it will still be available at the shows from February onwards.

  • CD cover artwork courtesy of DL dot COM
    Copyright © Dennis Locorriere 2010
  • Oct 2010

    Book publisher Indigo Dreams invite Dennis to submit some of his poems and cartoons for possible publication as a book.

    They like what they see !

    "Whatever's Burning Now" will be available in 2011

    Read DLs own take on this on his Guest Book Blog HERE
  • Dec 1st 2010

    Dennis confirms 40-odd dates and venues for early 2011 tour .
    More to follow.
    Click on Tour Poster to go directly to DL.COM for further updates and download the poster !

    Support artist for most shows is singer , songwriter , guitarist and pianist Emily Maguire .

    Click on her pic to go directly to her site .

    Copyright © Melissa Viney

  • Poster courtesy of DL dot COM
  • 2012

    2012 saw Dennis generally away from the spot-light and unusually quiet with public performances, through no fault of his own .

    Legal administrative delays concerning his continued immigration status in the UK meant he was not able to undertake a full tour .

    Later in the year , breach of Contract by a promoter forced Dennis to back-out of performing songs , stories , poetry and displaying his cartoons at a venue for a week long run at the prestigious Edinbugh Fringe festival.
  • 2013

    He's back !

    Back to POINT ZERO !

    Dennis bounces back with a 30-odd date tour , kicking-off on St Valentine's Day at South Shields .

    The tour runs through til the end of June, visiting England , Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland . . . and even the Isle of Wight !

    Full details of the tour and all up-to-the-minute news is available from Dennis' own Web Site (see link below).

    Tour Poster in A3 PDF format available to download too !
  • DL 2013 Tour Poster

    Poster courtesy of John Taylor (in association with Post Cool Media) and
    DL dot COM
  • March 30th 2013

    One of Dennis' favourite venues is Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall .

    And Liverpool loves Dennis too !

  • Click

    to read the recent review of
    DL at The Phil'.

    Dennis would love you to vist his own site ...
    just click on image below

    Photo by Judy Totton © 2005

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