Rock/R&B-styled group formed in San Jose, CA in 1970.
Biography Stephen Thomas Erlewine As one of the most popular Californian pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Along the way, … see full wiki
While I am not a particularly big fan of the music of the 1970's one group that stood head and shoulders above the rest was the Doobie Brothers. Led by vocalist Tom Johnston, this group successfully combined elements of rock 'n roll and R&B and made some of the most memorable music of the decade. And despite a rash of personnel changes along the way the group continued to make great music throughout the 1970's. It did not take long for the group … more
I think one of the things I love about The Doobie Brothers is that they DIDN'T bring anything new to the table. If you look at a top 100 bands list, or a greatest songs of all time book, you may not see these guys get a mention, you just see the same old names for the same old reasons, "changed the way we look at this and that." or "countless influenced by blah blah blah." The same thing over and over which makes me wonder why those lists keep getting made. … more