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-
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Michael Glabicki of Rusted RootSongwriter Interviews

Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"They're Playing My Song

"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.

Harry ShearerSongwriter Interviews

Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.