Sun Goes By by Doctor Music

#949: Sun Goes By by Doctor Music

Peak Month: August 1972
9 weeks on Vancouver’s CKVN chart
Peak Position #12
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com: “Sun Goes By

Instrumental in bringing jazz to the pop world, Dr Music was the brainchild of Toronto native and Doug Riley, who first took piano lessons as a child as a means of coping through polio. Born in Toronto in 1945, he took lessons in classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto beginning at the age of four. In 1969, Doug Riley became the music director for the television show “The Ray Stevens Show”. He was asked to put together a group of musicians to play for the 1969-1970 season of the show when Ray Stevens was continuing his string of hits including “Mr. Businessman,” “Guitarzan” and “Everything Is Beautiful.” Riley’s 16-piece vocal and instrumental band became known as Dr. Music.

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One More Mountain by Doctor Music

#1149: One More Mountain by Doctor Music

Peak Month: October 1971
7 weeks on Vancouver’s CKVN chart
Peak Position #15
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com link: “One More Mountain To Climb
“One More Mountain To Climb” lyrics

Instrumental in bringing jazz to the pop world, Dr Music was the brainchild of Toronto native and Doug Riley, who first took piano lessons as a child as a means of coping through polio. Born in Toronto in 1945, he took lessons in classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto beginning at the age of four. In 1969, Doug Riley became the music director for the television show “The Ray Stevens Show”. He was asked to put together a group of musicians to play for the 1969-1970 season of the show when Ray Stevens was continuing his string of hits  including “Mr. Businessman,” “Guitarzan,” “Ahab The Arab,” and “Everything Is Beautiful.” Riley’s 16-piece vocal and instrumental band became known as Dr. Music.

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