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Dr Hook and the Hub of the Day

Updated on July 1, 2013

Hub of the Day

When I was a young boy there was a song I would always hear on the radio.It was about a band singing in disbelief that they could not get their picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. The song was a light-hearted parody highlighting all of their achievements and their disgust that they could not reach this plateau. The band as you may recall was Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show and their song, Cover of the Rolling Stone, written by Shel Silverstein was released in 1972.

All occupations have their status symbol of success, for some it may be the Nobel Prize, for others it may be an Oscar, however for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show it was all about getting their picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine.

Now granted, the song itself was not a great melody, it did have a catchy rhythm but the lyrics were narrated and silly and even the harmony may have appeared to some as having been slightly off. The song did however attain its goal. In March of 1973, Rolling Stone magazine did in fact produce a cover with caricatures of the band.The cover was great publicity for both the band and the magazine itself which was in its fifth year of publication.

After carefully thinking about this strategy, I saw the brilliance in it! If I wanted to achieve the much-coveted Hub of the Day accolade on HubPages, perhaps all I simply had to do was to write about it! Could it be that simple?

I have written several hubs which I believe were noteworthy, interesting and even useful to many. I have received many accolades, fan mail and numerous emails about the content and quality of my hubs. I am even making a few pennies but I can’t make the Hub of the Day.Well here it goes!

Dear Editors of HubPages, Friends and Family; (sung to the tune of Cover of the Rolling Stone)

Well, I’m a big hub writer, I have fans that would bite ya, and they loved everything they read

I write about beauty,
and I write about truth,
for a very minimal wage.

I write all kinds of hubs,
that give us all kind of thrills,

but the thrill I've never known,
Is the thrill that they say,
screaming hip-hip hooray,

when selected as Hub of the Day!

The real lyrics:

The video:


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    • Fifty In 2012 profile image

      Shelly Drymon 

      6 years ago from Springfield, MO

      I love Dr. Hook. I saw him in "concert" at a small venue in Springfield, MO about ten years ago...he smoked like a chimney and swore like a sailor but the group brought back some great memories!

      I realize I am late to the party here but I hope Hub of the Day went well for you!

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      6 years ago from St. Charles

      Great fun, and good luck with Hub of the Day

    • dmop profile image


      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      What a great way to express your desire to have the privilege of Hub of the Day. I still love that old Dr. Hook song, and a few of their others. Voted up, awesome and funny. Enjoy the rest of your day.


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