The Doobie Brothers

1970-1982, 1988-
Tom JohnstonVocals, guitar1970-1977, 1988-
John HartmanDrums1970-1979, 1988-
Patrick SimmonsGuitar, vocals1970-
Dave ShogrenBass1970-1971
Tiran PorterBass1971-
Michael HossackDrums1971-1973, 1988-
Keith KnudsenDrums1973-1982
Jeff "Skunk" BaxterGuitar1974-1979
Michael McDonaldVocals, keyboards1975-1982
John McFeeGuitar1979-1982
Chet McCrackenDrums1979-1982
Cornelius BumpusSax, keyboards1979-1982
Bobby LaKindPercussion1988-

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Mike CampbellSongwriter Interviews

Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

"Stairway To Heaven" Lawsuit: A TimelineSong Writing

Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.

Jon Foreman of SwitchfootSongwriter Interviews

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.