The Doobie Brothers are an American band from Northern California whose musical style is influenced by blues, R&B, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. Formed in 1969 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Johnson and singer/songwriter/guitarist Patrick Simmons, the band released their debut album in 1971, and found major success a year later with their second album, Toulouse Street in 1972.
The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, have won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 48 million records worldwide (including three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 gold albums). Their 1976 Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies, earning rare RIAA Diamond status. Their No. 1 gold-certified singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979) lead a catalog of hits that includes “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” and “The Doctor.” In all, The Doobies have tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.