Michael McDonald From The Doobie Brothers Set To Release Memoir
Michael McDonald, a familiar voice from The Doobie Brothers, has exciting news for fans – he’s releasing a memoir titled What a Fool Believes: A Memoir on May 21st courtesy of Dey Street Books.
Co-written with his friend Paul Reiser, known for his role in Stranger Things, the memoir promises an engaging journey through McDonald’s life. It’s not just about music; it’s about the people he’s crossed paths with, like Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, James Taylor, and Carly Simon. Expect an insider’s view into the experiences that shaped the artist.
Back in the 1970s, The Doobie Brothers faced a vocalist gap due to a health issue, and that’s when McDonald stepped in temporarily. Initially handling backing vocals, McDonald’s talent for songwriting became evident, leading to a more significant role in crafting the band’s sound.
McDonald’s Pop Touch
A turning point came with the 1976 album Takin’ It to the Streets, a musical shift that reflected McDonald’s pop-oriented style. Tom Johnston, the band’s original vision bearer, felt the change didn’t align with his vision, prompting his departure. Nevertheless, McDonald continued with the group until their 1982 farewell tour before embarking on a solo career.
The Doobie Brothers officially reunited in 1987, witnessing McDonald’s occasional return and departure over the years. Recently, he joined them on a tour across America, adding another chapter to their enduring musical journey. What a Fool Believes promises to be a captivating tale, not just for fans of The Doobie Brothers, but for anyone curious about the twists and turns of a legendary artist’s life.