Gibraltar Peru Germany Arizona Korea North And it makes you think, it makes you feel and makes you appreciate the efforts of one of America’s most dependable musical outfits. Ethiopia The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Georgia Namibia Mozambique Maine Sri Lanka Poland Nicaragua Members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee have continued to perform together as the Doobie Brothers for years and last month announced a … The Doobie Brothers. Haiti They take none of it for granted. I mean, I love playing the old songs. Armenia Burkina Faso West Virginia Bahrain Honduras St Maarten South Carolina Tuvalu Nauru Nebraska The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, have won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 48 million records worldwide (including three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 gold albums). British Indian Ocean Ter Romania Every incarnation of the group emphasized vocal harmonies. But honestly, we’re playing better than ever.” The Doobie Brothers are one of the few bands with hits sung by three different singers: Johnston, McDonald, and thanks to "Black Water," Patrick Simmons. Oman The band has always been good, so it’s kind of like we’re competing with ourselves. "I think it'll be great," Simmons says. Ecuador Continuing to record, The Doobies released World Gone Crazy in 2010, produced by Ted Templeman, and Southbound on Arista Nashville in 2014. John McFee, an accomplished session guitarist with lots of works you probably know, joined around 1979 after the departure of Jeff Baxter. Hungary ... while plans to include former members will be discussed during the interim. St Vincent & Grenadines Those shows at the Hollywood Bowl were the fastest sell-outs since the Beatles had played there more than 20 years earlier. “And the songs that people all know, be it ‘Listen to the Music,’ ‘Black Water’ or ‘China Grove,’ are still getting played,” Johnston adds. Those influences always overtake whatever conceptual ideas you might have. I’d like to say this band has been relevant – it’s been relevant musically, it’s been relevant lyrically, and we’ve always put out a high quality of music.” Guatemala Colorado All rights reserved. Oklahoma They soon met singer/guitarist Pat Simmons, whose finger-style playing richly complimented Johnston’s R&B strumming-style, and the foundation for The Doobie Brothers was set. Thailand Indiana Mauritius If it’s got strings, he can play it.” Tunisia Channel Islands Burundi Papua New Guinea Singapore Nepal Kiribati Visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov for social networking safety tips for parents and youth. Czech Republic Brunei More about the Doobie Brothers . Spence (who had also played in the Jefferson Airplane) introduced Hartman to his friend Tom Johnston, a local singer/songwriter/guitarist -and they connected. As in past ceremonies, there was a film documenting the career of each inductee; Brad Paisley was part of the Doobie Brothers’ film. It all began in 1969, when a drummer named John Hartman arrived in Northern California. Mali Guernsey Montana Italy Eritrea North Carolina Congo Democratic Rep Hawaii In 1974, Steely Dan co-lead guitarist and session legend Jeff “Skunk” Baxter joined the band as third guitarist, one of many unique and talented players who would revolve in and out of the band over the years. Nevis Christmas Island Pennsylvania Martinique Slovenia Kazakhstan Iowa Cyprus Country United States Members Tom Johnston [US] Patrick Simmons Jeff Baxter Guitar (1974-1979) Michael McDonald (1975-1982) John McFee Keith Knudsen Drums and vocals (1974-1982, 1987-1989, 1993-2005) Chet McCracken Drums (1979–1982, 1987, 1995) Related Isle of Man Afghanistan Dave Shogren, one of the original founding members of the rock group the Doobie Brothers, died in his sleep Tuesday (Dec. 14, 1999) at his home in California. Samoa American Slovakia Repeatedly, people go to our concerts and come up to us and say, ‘My dad turned me on to you guys years ago, and I’ve loved you guys all this time, and my kids are listening to you now.” Colombia Uruguay New Mexico The Doobie Brothers released their second effort Toulouse Street in 1972. Alaska Guam The original members of the band were brothers Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Barry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson. Equatorial Guinea Lesotho Uganda Thank you for honoring our Nation's Service Members, the families of our Fallen Warriors, and SOWF. Netherlands Jamaica Liberia South Africa where they teach the characters on the show about the dark side of bootlegging. Minnesota They established themselves with a breathtaking run of hits on Warner Bros. Records that tapped into a myriad of American styles. State Wake Island Cambodia The Doobie Brothers performed this in a 1978 episode of the TV show What's Happening!! Dominican Republic St Helena Kenya Then you stick John McFee into that mix. Until the release of Rhino's 2001 collection, the import collection The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers was the most comprehensive Doobie Brothers overview on the market. Australia Members of American rock group The Doobie Brothers on stage at the Palladium, New York, 16th November 1978. Lithuania Famous Birthdays Sao Tome & Principe Bonaire Anguilla I am 13 years of age or older Azores The American band The Doobie Brothers has had several members since its inception in 1970, including guitarist/singer Tom Johnston and keyboardist/singer Michael McDonald. Angola Pakistan Mississippi Panama North Dakota Puerto Rico Louisiana Kansas Niger Iceland Togo Hartman and Johnston began playing local Bay Area bars. India The mere name of the band gives one hope. Bahamas United States of America Lebanon Guyana After a respite in the early 80s, the band reunited in 1987 for a series of gigs benefiting veterans’ groups and children’s charities (ultimately raising millions). Tahiti By The Doobie Brothers (Official Music Video) 145K. St Kitts-Nevis For the first time, the event was held virtually, with pretaped speeches from presenters and inductees, and no performances. Faroe Islands I realize that groups still are writing new sings, but with an act like the Doobie Brothers, there were a lot of old timers who wanted to hear the hits. United Arab Emirates Guitarist/singer Patrick Simmons is the only constant member of the group, and the only one who has appeared on all of their releases. “We all have the same work ethic,” says multi-instrument virtuoso McFee, self-described as the “new guy.” “Tom, Pat and I are still surging ahead. It is their only official studio album to feature original bass player Dave Shogren on all tracks, who left during the recording of … Algeria Gabon Somalia Virginia China New Jersey Connecticut Gambia Cuba “Any song that stands the test of time for 40 years or is getting played around the country on a daily basis – that to me is a testament to the quality of the tunes, and that they have something to say that resonates with people. Jersey But their self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers; sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors. But it wasn’t all for naught. "List of the Doobie Brothers band members", Learn how and when to remove this template message, http://www.smooth-jazz.de/Artists4/Choy.htm, Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert, Listen to the Music: The Very Best of The Doobie Brothers, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_the_Doobie_Brothers_band_members&oldid=988606066, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from June 2019, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Dave Shogren – bass, keyboards, backing vocals, Ed Wynne – saxophone, trumpet, vocals, writer, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 05:01. Ukraine Malawi Imagine the bond formed between artists over 30-plus years, especially two whose skills are as complementary as Simmons and Johnston. Turks & Caicos Is Wyoming, Country Austria Zambia The group’s expanded lineup was augmented in 1975 by Michael McDonald, whose soulful vocals and songwriting led to the hits “What a Fool Believes,” “Minute by Minute,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” and “You Belong To Me.” Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, John McFee, joined in 1978 bringing his wide range of musical styles and experience recording with Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Elvis Costello, and The Grateful Dead to The Doobies’ sound. New Caledonia We are compelled to challenge ourselves. The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivaled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. Missouri Nevada Marc Russo – Saxophone By March 2012, five members of the Doobie Brothers family were deceased: percussionist/vocalist LaKind on December 24, 1992, of colon cancer; original bass guitarist / vocalist Shogren of unreported causes on December 14, 1999; saxophonist, keyboardist, vocalist, and … Rhode Island Delaware Georgia American Samoa Canary Islands Once the started cranking those up the crowd was rocking with a good energy. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Andorra Macau Botswana St Lucia Sierra Leone Indonesia “We have been overlooked by the press,” says Tiran Porter, 31, with a bitter chuckle. Paraguay Norfolk Island Argentina Known for their dynamic live performances, the band plays close to 100 shows a year touring worldwide, delighting concert goers of all ages. He was there to meet Skip Spence from the band Moby Grape and become part of a supposed band reunion that never quite got off the ground. Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons are original founding members of the Doobie Brothers who still play today. Yemen Senegal Bangladesh Ghana Montserrat Guinea-Bissau Sweden The Doobie Brothers was part of the induction class, and Luke Bryan presented them. Fun facts: members, trivia, popularity rankings, and more. “In a certain sense, what this band has always had in common with everyone else is the word ‘hope.’ We hoped we would make some good music, and we hoped there would be some acceptance, and we hoped that things would get better in the world. Mexico Michigan Maldives Suriname Canada Kyrgyzstan Serbia & Montenegro Vanuatu “We’re probably more than brothers in so many ways just because of spending so much time together,” says Simmons. Portugal Venezuela The Doobie Brothers were one of the most popular bands in America when Michael McDonald joined their ranks in 1975. Monaco Their 1976 Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies, earning rare RIAA Diamond status. 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