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.
Who Sang the Most Doobie Brothers Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Band is remembered for having three distinctive lead singers, but other members also got their share.
Doobie Brothers Give Fans Credit for Belated Hall of Fame Nod
Frontman Tom Johnston says he "can't imagine a better start to our 50th year."
Final Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote Revealed
These five artists boosted their odds of entering the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
Behind the Scenes at the Doobie Brothers' Reunion Photo Shoot
We were there as the group got back together at the Moonfire Ranch in California's Topanga Canyon.
5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Hall of Fame
They've had huge hits and health issues, breakups and hiccups, and seemingly countless comings and goings, then reunion and triumph.
Doobie Brothers Reunite With Michael McDonald for 2020 Tour
Announcement made during surprise guest appearance in Nashville.
Why the Doobie Brothers Only Play One Michael McDonald Song Live
Patrick Simmons explains band’s decision to almost entirely avoid an era of songs.
Doobie Brothers Plan Vegas Residency and New Music for 2020
Patrick Simmons runs down what band has in store for next year.