Doobie Brothers set to celebrate 40 years via Twittercast

Believe it or not, our own Doobie Brothers are celebrating their (gasp!) 40th anniversary this year.

Who knew?

And there’s quite a lot to trumpet, actually — 30 million records sold, including 10 million copies of their 1976 “Best of the Doobies” anthology alone.

Marble-mouthed warbler Michael McDonald may not be part of the lineup these days, but last year original members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston (plus 30-year alum John McFee) got together for a solid comeback, “World Gone Crazy,” with a cameo from Willie Nelson.

So how are they kicking off the festivities? Through Twitter, of course!

This Wednesday, Tom Johnston is doing his own Tweet With The Stars, at 6 p.m., in conjunction with

The one-hour Twittercast will feature the dauntless Doobie counting down not only his favorite California-related songs he grew up on in the San Jose/Santa Cruz area, but his personal faves from his own combo, too.

It’s easy enough to tune in. Just go to, search for @thedoobiebros, then go to and click “Listen Now.” Done.

Then keep up with the 40th anniversary festivities at

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