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Dr. Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood is a nickname given to physicians who overprescribe psychoactive medications.

The piano-blues musician Piano Red briefly recorded under the name Dr. Feelgood & the Interns, which is the source of the name for the band described below. His biggest hit under this name was also called "Dr. Feelgood". Aretha Franklin had a popular single with the same title as well, the hair metal band Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood was one of their top-selling albums; the titular single was also a hit.


Dr Feelgood were a popular British Pub rock band of the early- to mid-1970s, known for singles like "All Through the City". Hailing from Canvey Island[?], Essex (east of London), the group's distinctively British R&B sound was centered on Wilko Johnson[?]'s choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the band was comprised of John B. Sparks[?] (bass guitar) and Lee Brilleaux[?] (vocals).

Like many pub rock acts, Dr. Feelgood were known primarily for their high-energy live performances, though studio albums like Down by the Jetty[?] and Sneakin' Suspicion[?] were also popular. After their breakthrough 1976 live album Stupidity[?], Johnson left the group and was replaced by Gypie Mayo[?]. With Mayo, the band was never as popular as with Johnson, but still enjoyed moderate hits, such as "Milk and Alcohol".

After Mayo's departure, Dr. Feelgood continued touring and recording until Brilleaux died of cancer. They reunited, adding Pete Gage[?] and Robert Kane[?], and began touring again during the late 1990s

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