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.
Doobie Brothers Hit the Road With Michael McDonald
Band's 50th anniversary tour finally launched more than 600 days after it was announced.
Hear the First Song From the Doobie Brothers' New Album 'Liberte'
"Don't Ya Mess With Me" arrives ahead of band's 50th-anniversary tour this summer.
Doobie Brothers Add Three New Dates to 50th-Anniversary Tour
Band's North American run will be first in 25 years to feature singer Michael McDonald.
How Michael McDonald Almost Didn’t Write ‘What a Fool Believes’
He recalls getting his original lyric scribble back after six-year round trip.
When Michael McDonald Told the Doobie Brothers They Were Done
Singer recalls moment that led to 1982 split, and understands why he wasn’t part of reunion five years later.
Doobie Brothers Officially Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible since 1996, the band enters after its first nomination.
Luke Bryan Inducts the Doobie Brothers Into Rock Hall of Fame
He memorably joined the group onstage for a 2011 episode of CMT's 'Crossroads.'
Watch Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton
Rockers deliver socially distant version of Slowhand's 1970 single "Let It Rain."
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.