Personalities | The Doobie Brothers | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1970–present)

The Doobies were founded by Tom Johnston (guitar, vocals), Pat Simmons (guitar, vocals) and John Hartman (drums). Additional drummer Michael Hossack and Tiran Porter (bass) were recruited for the band’s second album Toulouse Street (1972). 1973’s The Captain And Me spawned radio staples ‘Long Train Running’ and ‘China Grove’. Steely Dan vocalist/keyboardist Michael McDonald was introduced, Johnston having temporarily quit, resulting in a move from boogie rock to the white soul of the three-million seller Minute By Minute (1979) and smash single ‘What A Fool Believes’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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