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The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street

Review by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, September 1972

THERE IS SOMETHING strangely deceptive about the Doobie Brothers. First of all, their name conjures up images of Maynard G. Krebs, the ultimate beatnik and ...

Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, October 1972

I DON'T KNOW about you, but it happens to me all the time. I get some album in the mail, listen to the whole thing ...

The Doobies’ Little Gem

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, December 1972

LAST YEAR, when the Doobie Brothers made their recording debut with Warner Brothers, there was little reaction either at the time of the release of ...

The Doobie Brothers: The Captain And Me

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, May 1973

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS are a mainstream rock band with a few crucial limitations and a knack of making good records despite their flaws. Their big ...

Doobie Brothers: How Stampede Drove Their Fans Into Bars

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus Raves, May 1974

LATE ONE summer night in 1974, a clean-cut bar band plugged in on the stage of a waterfront singles menagerie in southern Connecticut. ...

Doobie Brothers: Doobies — With Added Skunk

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, January 1975

KALAMAZOO: Over thirty guitars, mostly Gibsons, sit on racks in one dressing room and a wooden packing case in another contains suits of clothing that ...

Doobie Brothers/Little Feat: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1975

CURIOUSER and curiouser. There was no denying the deserving nature of the ovation that greeted Little Feat the boogie band that plays more music than ...

In Defence Of The Doobie Brothers…

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, February 1975

IT IS, PRIMARILY, totally incorrect and irrelevant to give the Doobies an out-of-hand dismissal simply because their role as bill-toppers over Little Feat at the ...

Doobie Brothers: How Stampede Drove Their Fans Into Bars

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus Raves, May 1975

LATE ONE summer night in 1974, a clean-cut bar band plugged in on the stage of a waterfront singles menagerie in southern Connecticut. ...

Doobie Brothers: One Guitarist On, One Guitarist Off

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, Rolling Stone, June 1975

SAN FRANCISCO – Three years ago, the Doobie Brothers lived on food stamps in San Jose, playing at ramshackle area clubs for as little as ...

Skunk Hunting In W1

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, July 1975

THERE'S A delicately detailed brass rubbing of Burlington House above the bed-head in room 420 at the Inn On The Park. Some rock musicians would've ...

Doobie Brothers: The Reward Of Facelessness

Interview by Wayne Robins, Creem, December 1975

WHO WERE THEY? Just a bunch of street people who "looked like bikers and said they wanted to be rock 'n' roll stars" – with ...

The Doobies Brothers: Street Fighting Men

Interview by Steven Rosen, Sounds, January 1976

DRUMMER JOHN Hartman leans back precariously in the Memphis Hotel room chair, fingers locked behind head and mouth working in a typically rapid manner. He's ...

Doobie Brothers: Livin' On The Fault Line

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1977

WHATEVER HAPPENED to the Doobie Brothers? I've often wondered. And this new album is no help. None of them play on it and the sleeve ...

Tom Johnston: The Former Doobie Still Listens To The Music

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, October 1979

THE YEAR was 1972. Summer had waned and I was driving along Highway 101, with the only source of music being a static-laden AM car ...

Ted Templeman: Super Producer

Interview by David Gans, BAM, 1982

The super producer talks about Little Feat, Van Halen, the Doobies, and staying sane in a world of crazies. ...

The Doobie Brothers: Cycles

Review by Tom Graves, Rock and Roll Disc, July 1989

WHEN IN DOUBT, regroup. At least that seems to be the formula these days for the rock era's dinosaurs, has-beens, and once-wases. This ...

Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, October 2009

AS A GUITARIST and vocalist with The Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston wrote the kind of joyful rock that is truly classic: 'Listen To The Music', 'China ...

see also Tom Johnston

see also Michael McDonald

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