Both bands started in one place and ended up someplace different. And both bands made their mark on classic rock by piling on hit after hit in the '70s. This month, the Doobie Brothers take on Electric Light Orchestra in an epic battle that may take one of them all the way to the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
The Doobie Brothers
The Rock Legends cruise series has announced the lineup for its third voyage, and it looks like they're going to need a bigger boat.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
The Doobie Brothers are really two different bands -- three, if you count the group that's soldiered on without Michael McDonald since the late '80s. The first were sort of a post-Woodstock group of long-haired jam freaks that played a mix of Dead-inspired roots music, twangy country rock, biker boogie and old-fashioned three-chord guitar rock.
In 1972, the infectious strumming riff that opened ‘Listen to the Music’ introduced fans to the uniquely American sound of the Doobie Brothers. Their blend of rock and R&B produced a string of hits throughout the next decade. At age 40, ‘Listen to the Music’ remains a classic rock radio staple and the Doobies -- with founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons -- still maintain a busy tour schedule.
It's hard to believe that hottie Lara Johnston is the daughter of Doobie Brothers founder Tom Johnston. Perhaps if he were to get rid of his catepiller-esque mustache we might be able to see some resemblance, but we don't really need it. We're more than please seeing Lara as she is.
The beautiful singer