William Allen “Billy” Francis, Jr

William Allen “Billy” Francis, Jr

Birth
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Death 23 May 2010 (aged 68)
Seymour, Webster County, Missouri, USA
Burial
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Greene County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 68843935 · View Source
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Musician,Vocalist. In the '60s he played Keyboard in a band called The Chocolate Papers with Bobby Domingus, Popeye Phillips, Jimmy Allen, George Cummings and Ray Sawyer. He was considered by many as one of the Founding members of the rock group Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show along with former band mates from The Chocolate Papers George Cummings and Ray Sawyer in Union City, New Jersey in the late '60s. He shared lead vocal duties with other hook band members Dennis Locorriere, Ray Sawyer and George Cummings. He sang lead on some of hook's songs I got stoned and I missed it, Get my rocks off and I wanna make the women tremble. During the Old Grey Whistle Stop Ray Sawyer sang The yodel song he did a funky jig type dance. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam war.


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  • Created by: Timmy & Joyce Gibbs
  • Added: 23 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68843935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Allen “Billy” Francis, Jr (16 Jan 1942–23 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68843935, citing Johnson Creek Cemetery, Greene County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Timmy & Joyce Gibbs (contributor 46549378) .