The Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack is born in Paterson, New Jersey.
Keith Knudsen (drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Le Mars, Iowa.
Tom Johnston (frontman for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Visalia, California.
Patrick Simmons (of The Doobie Brothers) is born in Aberdeen, Washington.
John Hartman (original drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Falls Church, Virginia.
John McFee (guitarist, violinist for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Santa Cruz, California.
Michael McDonald is born outside of St. Louis. As a solo artist, his hits include "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" and "Sweet Freedom," but his voice is also heard on songs he records with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, as well as hundreds of other appearances as a backup singer.
Chet McCracken (drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Seattle, Washington.
The Doobie Brothers release their self-titled debut album. Despite a hardy promotional push from their label, Warner Bros., it goes nowhere, but their next effort, Toulouse Street, connects.
The Doobie Brothers release "China Grove." Lead singer Tom Johnston made up the story about the strange little town, and later found out that there's a real China Grove in Texas.
The Doobie Brothers begin their first European tour with a show at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
WROV-AM in Roanoke, Virginia, starts playing the The Doobie Brothers album cut "Black Water" in honor of a local tributary of the same name. The resounding response from listeners prompts a single release two months later, and in March 1975, the song becomes a #1 hit.
The Doobie Brothers land their second #1 US hit with "What A Fool Believes." The song goes on to win Grammys for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, while the album, Minute By Minute, wins Album Of The Year.
Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy: Best R&B Performance for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough." Other winners include Donna Summer (Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Hot Stuff"), Earth, Wind & Fire (Best R&B Group Vocal Performance for "After the Love Has Gone"), and The Doobie Brothers (Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "What A Fool Believes").
The Doobie Brothers reunite for a benefit concert in Palo Alto, California, which leads to a reunion tour and album.
The Doobie Brothers begin their reunion tour, their first with their original lineup since 1975.
Bobby LaKind (conga player for The Doobie Brothers) dies of colon cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 47.
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