The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers' long career can be broken into three parts: pre-Michael McDonald era, the Michael McDonald era and post-Michael McDonald era. Before the singer-songwriter and keyboardist joined the group in 1975, the Doobies were a power-chord rockin' band best known for "Long Train Runnin'" and "Black Water." After McDonald joined, they became one of the biggest pop groups on the planet, scoring a No. 1 song ("What a Fool Believes") and album ('Minute by Minute'). Numerous members over the years have included guitarists and singers Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston, who've anchored the band before and after McDonald. After breaking up in 1983, they got back together in 1988 and have been around ever since.

Michael Jackson – Secret Guests in Rock Songs
UPDATE: The Doobie Brothers say this isn't true.
We all know (or if not, you're soon to learn) about Michael Jackson's knack for using the hottest guitarist of the moment as guests on many of his albums. But apparently, the King of Pop paid the rock world back -- secretly -- by singing…
Weekend Songs: The Doobie Brothers, ‘Black Water’
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…
Top 10 Doobie Brothers Songs
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,…

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