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.
Watch the Doobie Brothers Play 'Rockin' Down the Highway' Live
Clip comes from new 'Live From the Beacon Theatre' release.
Santana and the Doobie Brothers Kick Off 'Supernatural Now' Tour
A pair of Bay Area classic rockers began their tour in Phoenix.
Watch Doobie Brothers Play 'Long Train Runnin'' Live: Exclusive
Band classic gets onstage update from new 'Live at the Beacon Theatre' set.
Doobie Brothers to Release 'Live From the Beacon Theatre'
November 2018 New York concert includes full-album performances of 'Toulouse Street' and 'The Captain and Me.'
When Michael McDonald Thought He’d Doomed the Doobie Brothers
A friend’s frank criticism of 1978 album ‘Minute by Minute’ sent singer into spiral of self-doubt.
How Doobie Brothers' 'What Once Were Vices' Was Saved by a B-Side
A year after the multi-million-selling 'Captain and Me,' the band appeared to be stalling out.
Santana Announce 'Supernatural Now' Tour With the Doobie Brothers
Summer run will commemorate 50th anniversary of Woodstock and 20th anniversary of 'Supernatural' LP.
Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston Looks Back: Exclusive Interview
Band leader reflects on more than four decades of hits, tours and songwriting.
How the Doobie Brothers' 'The Captain and Me' Balanced It All
This LP began a streak of Top 10 albums that would last through 1980.
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers Announce Co-Headlining Tour
Donald Fagen's new Steely Dan lineup will share the stage this summer with the Doobie Brothers as part of a co-headlining jaunt both acts are calling "The Summer of Living Dangerously."