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Pat Simmons Recalls Doobies Second Era
Pat Simmons recalled the band's uneasy days when frontman and guitarist Tom Johnston was sidelined from the group due to stomach ulcers, with the band choosing then-Steely Dan sideman and vocalist Michael McDonald to become the band's frontman and keyboardist.
Doobies’ Johnston Reflects on ‘Listen to the Music’ at 40
In 1972, the infectious strumming riff that opened ‘Listen to the Music’ introduced fans to the uniquely American sound of the Doobie Brothers. Their blend of rock and R&B produced a string of hits throughout the next decade. At age 40, ‘Listen to the Music’ remains a classic rock radio staple a…

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