Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Rocking Down The Highway – Performed At Their Farewell Concert

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California…..who have been active for five decades….with their greatest success coming in the 1970’s….as the group’s current lineup consists of founding members Tom Johnston (guitars, vocals) and Patrick Simmons (guitars, vocals), veteran member Michael McDonald (keyboards, vocals), longtime member John McFee (guitars, pedal steel, violin, backing vocals) and touring musicians including John Cowan (bass, vocals), Bill Payne  (keyboards), Marc Russo…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Dueling Guitars In Perfect Harmony – Live At Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith…..The Doobie Brothers lead guitarists Patrick Simmons and John McFee perform a “dueling guitars” instrumental piece that is indicative of their original “street boogie rock” music at their 1982 Farewell Concert Tour….and we love it….cuz The Doobie Brothers were exactly that…a “street boogie rock band”….in touch with the vibes on the street….and they could flat out…

Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Out On The Streets – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith….the Doobie Brothers perform a brand new song at their 1983 Farewell Concert…..which is a hard-rocking harmonic ballad titled “Out On The Streets”….as this video provides plenty of evidence that the Doobies still had plenty of rock n roll in them….so, this was their farewell concert for other reasons….like individual solo careers…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Its Just Alright – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Jesus Is Just Alright“ is a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds….and first recorded by Reynolds’ own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 album, Tellin’ It Like It Is…..as the song’s title makes use of the American slang term “all-right”….which during the 1960’s was used to describe something that was considered ‘cool’ or very good. The song…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – China Grove – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“China Grove“ is a song on the Doobie Brothers’ 1973 album The Captain and Me…..which was written and sung by original main singer/songwriter Tom Johnston….as the song reached # 15 on the  Billboard Hot 100.  While there is a real China Grove, Texas….Johnston’s lyrics about the community are fictional….and like many songs by Johnston….the music was composed and developed before…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Black Water – Performed Live On Stage At Farewell Concert

“Black Water“ is a song recorded by the American music group The Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits….as the track features its composer Patrick Simmons on lead vocals….which in mid-March 1975 became the first of the two Doobie Brothers’ # 1 hit singles…. when Simmons would recall that he chanced on the basic guitar lick for “Black Water”….while…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – I Keep Forgetting Every Time Youre Near – With Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer….who was known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974)….as McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers….which included “What a Fool Believes”, “Minute By Minute” and “Takin’ It to the Streets”. McDonald has also…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Without Love Instrumental Percussion + Guitar Rif

In this video seen herewith…..The Doobie Brothers perform their famous song Without Love live on stage at their 1983 Farewell Concert…but in this particular event….the Doobies perform it as an instrumental piece….which happens to be very rare….when it comes to video footage…..and we here at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have this“nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories.  …