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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 Simpsons, Entourage and House.
Learn more about The Doobie Brother’s album ‘The Captain and Me’ from our Album of the Week.