Today Marks Anniversary of Big Day for Doobie Brothers
Music Lovers! Do you remember a 10-year period, approximately 1975 thru 1985, where you could not turn on the radio without hearing the voice of Michael McDonald? C'mon, you know it to be true. Michael McDonald, perhaps most famous for his work with the Doobie Brothers, practically appeared on every record ever made. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but there was a decade long stretch where he sang with just about EVERYBODY.
Look at just some of the many artists that Michael collaborated with: Steely Dan(numerous times), Little Feat, Christopher Cross, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Loggins(numerous times), Toto, James Ingram, Rickie Lee Jones, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Rita Coolidge and Cheap Trick. And that barely scratches the surface.
!980 was certainly a big year for McDonald and his fellow Doobie Brothers. McDonald's third record since joining the Doobies, Minute By Minute(released at the tail-end of 1978), spent the better part of two years dominating several different radio formats. The album contained three hit singles, "Minute by Minute", "Dependin' On You", and the worldwide SMASH, "What a Fool Believes".
On February 27, 1980, forty years ago, the Doobie Brothers were the big winners at the 22nd Grammy Awards.The album, Minute By Minute, won the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The song, "What a Fool Believes", won three Grammys, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Happy Anniversary to a big night for the Doobie Brothers, one of the greatest American rock and roll bands in history!