Michael Hossack, drummer for the Doobie Brothers, passed away on March 12 at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1946, started playing at a young age. After returning from Vietnam in 1969, he joined a band called Mourning Reign and moved to California. He did a blind audition with the Doobie Brothers who were experimenting with dual drummers. He passed and joined the band in 1971. He quit in 1975. he played with a few other groups, rejoining the Doobies in 1987. In 2010 he was diagnosed with cancer and took a leave of absence from the band, never rejoining them. A big loss to music community.
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- Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers 1946 – 2012 (wcbsfm.radio.com)
- Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers 1946 – 2012 (fresh1027.radio.com)
A definite classic, China Grove by The Doobie Brothers, recorded live in 1974. This band was always hit or miss for me. I loved lots of their stuff (Black Water) and some, not so much (Listen to the Music). No matter though, this particular song is part of the soundtrack of my life as it is for many others.
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