DR. HOOK: Cover to Cover
Things exploded for Dr. Hook when their
producer, Ron Haffkine, found a little tune called "A Little Bit
More" on a vinyl record
costing 35 cents at a flea market in San Francisco. It was written and originally performed by Bobby Gosh and released on his 1973 album Sitting in the Quiet.
The song charted in 1976 at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and spent two weeks at number nine on the Cash Box Top 100. It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart becoming Dr. Hook's joint second-best UK chart placing, matching "Sylvia's Mother" and surpassed only by "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman".
A Little Bit More became 1976's title album.
Here's Dennis Locoriiere on lead, assisted by Ray Sawyer, on the TV show, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
“A Little Bit More” has been covered by Lynn Anderson (1977), Ronnie McDowell (1992), Lars Roos (1992), and Shane Richie (1998).
In 1998, English boy band 911 recorded their version of "A Little Bit More" for their third studio album, There It Is (1999). It was released in January 1999 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and went on to become one of their most successful singles, debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 17 January 1999. It was their only number-one single.
It also charted at number seven on the Irish Singles Chart, the band's only single ever to chart in Ireland, and number 46 in New Zealand.
Here they are reprising their hit at a concert in 2013.