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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald

Even though my guest Tom Johnston sang and wrote their early hits "Listen to the Music" and "Long Train Runnin' ", and guest Michael McDonald did likewise on million-sellers "Takin' It to the Streets","It Keeps You Runnin'", & Grammy winners "What a Fool Believes" and"Minute by Minute", it is  guitarist/singer/songwriter Pat Simmons around whom the 25+ members have always rotated.

Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute 45th Anniversary- Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald 11-27

As 1978 came to a close with their main songman and voice sidelined by illness and their record label losing faith in the band's bankability, the Doobie Brothers nevertheless released the Grammy-winning "What a Fool Believes","Open Your Eyes","Dependin' on You","Here to Love You", and the Top Ten "Minute by Minute", all the while eventually winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John Hartman, and Michael McDonald join me on the forty-fifth anniversary of the #1-seller "Minute by Minute" next week of 11/27.