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Doobie Brothers- Takin’ It to the Streets- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald

The fact that the Doobie Brothers reinvented themselves for their March 1976 album "Takin' It to the Streets"  is quite widely known, but the reasons for the musical shift, and the manner in which they made it work so successfully, is a fascinating back-story worthy of an HBO mini-series.. On the album's 45th anniversary, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, & Michael McDonald are all here In the Studio to recall how it really went down.
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Doobie Brothers Best pt 1

Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and archival comments from the late original Doobie drummer Mike Hossack elected to the Rock Hall of Fame. Part one of three.
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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute- Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John Hartman

Back when the Doobie Brothers' Minute by Minute  album was released in December 1978, I wasn't aware of a Hollywood maxim, but the band's Warner Bros. record label certainly was: a little-known showbiz PR secret to which no one in Hollywood…