The Doobie Brothers are an American rock group, best known for hit singles like "Black Water", "China Grove," "Listen to the Music," "Long Train Runnin'," and "What a Fool Believes." They have sold millions of records from the 1970s to the present.
Given the history of turnover, the current version of the band has proven to be remarkably stable in its core membership since 1993. It features one-half of the four original members - Johnston (1970-1977, 1987-present) and ever-present Simmons (1970-present, with only a brief hiatus in 1982) - plus veteran drummer Hossack (1972-1974, 1987-present) and longtime guitarist McFee (1979-1982, 1987, 1993-present). They are supported by Skylark on bass and vocals (joined 1995, replacing Cowan), keyboardist Guy Allison (joined 1996, replacing Dale Ockerman), and Marc Russo on saxophone (joined 1997, replacing Danny Hull). With Hossack, newest member Toth (joined 2005) keeps the trademark double-drummers driven sound going. The group continues to tour heavily and remains a popular concert draw. In 2005 and 2006 they headlined benefit concerts at manager Cohn's winery in Glen Ellen (once again sharing the stage with "special guest" McDonald in 2006). They have maintained a continuous and active presence on the Internet through their official website since 1996.
The Doobie Brothers have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1996 but have yet to be nominated.