Doctor and the Medics are an English glam rock band formed in London in 1981. The group received their great success during the 1980s and are best known for their cover of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", the group's hit single which reached No. 1 in the UK singles charts. The band currently performs, with a different line-up, as a tribute act to various artists. The group's musical style includes neo-psychedelia, glam rock, new wave and pop rock.
The Doctor (Clive Jackson, born 7 July 1961 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool), a former London-based DJ, formed the group with guitarist Steve McGuire, drummer Vom (aka Steve Ritchie), and bassist Richard Searle and female dancers and singers The Anadin Brothers in 1981. The group adopted a look inspired by both 1960s psychedelia and kabuki make-up similar to that of Kiss.