Related Information for Doctor & The Medics Doctor & the Medics are a British psychedelic rock band which enjoyed greatest success in the 1980s and are best known for their 1986 UK #1 version of "Spirit in the Sky". Based in London and formed in 1981, the band still perform, albeit with a different line-up and primarily as a tribute act to various artists.The band was formed, in order to win a £5 bet, in 1982 by ex-scout leader The Doctor and Steve Mcguire (the name "The Doctor," was assumed after the man had fai.. read more