The Doobie Brothers are synonymous
with the power pop of the 1970s and
the band's classic hits are an integral
element of the era's soundtrack.
Taking the radio waves by
storm, the California band racked up a string of gold and platinum
albums, along with hit singles like "Listen to the Music," "Black Water"
"Jesus is Just Alright" and "China Grove."
Founding members guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston and guitarist
Patrick Simmons lead the band. The group began its illustrious musical
journey in a country-rock band vein, making its first significant
impact with its second record, Toulouse Street. Driven by the singles
"Listen to the Music" and "Jesus Is Just Alright," the band was
quickly vaulted into prominence.
The Captain and Me, released in1973, continued the momentum,
producing Top Ten hits "Long Train Runnin'" and "China
The Doobies' appeal took another leap forward with the release
of What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, which launched their first
number one single, "Black Water."
The addition of former Steely Dan affiliates Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
and Michael McDonald took the band in a different direction.
The new sound was showcased on the platinum-selling Takin' It
to the Streets in 1976.
Next came the band's most successful album, Minute by Minute,
which spent five weeks at number one on the strength of the number
one single "What a Fool Believes."
The Doobies are renowned for their rollicking live performances
and this show promises an evening of high-powered classic hits.