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Artist Of The Week: Doobie Brothers

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Artist Of The Week:
The Doobie


Who are the Doobie Brothers?

The best way I can describe the Doobie Brothers, is the band who erased the line between biker gangs and free loving hippies with their soulful tunes.



Interesting facts about the Doobie Brothers:

  • The Doobie Brothers formed in 1970 out of San Jose, CA.
  • The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • The Doobie Brothers have not been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Before Doobie Brothers, they were known as Pud. Pud was a country/rock band that ended in 1960
  • The band name has no secret meaning. the name came from the slang term for Marijuana.
  • The Doobie Brothers had a strong following in Southern California. One of the biggest, being Hell’s Angels.
  • The famous “Takin’ It To The Streets” was rerecorded with the Nashville based band, Love & Theft for their Southbound album.
  • When it comes to songwriting, lyrics usually come last for them.
  • In a 1986 Los Angeles Times poll, the Doobie Brothers were the band that readers most wanted to reunite, behind Led Zeppelin.
  • The song China Grove, has been featured in many shows including The SimpsonsEntourage and House.
  • Learn more about The Doobie Brother’s album ‘The Captain and Me’ from our Album of the Week.

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