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Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers

Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 8 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 Grove', 'Long Train Runnin'' and so much more. In 1975, an illness forced him to take some time off, which is when Michael McDonald joined the group. The original band reformed in 1989 and released the album Cycles, which contains the hit 'The Doctor'.

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