Believe it or not, our own Doobie Brothers are celebrating their (gasp!) 40th anniversary this year.
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 AllCaliforniaRock.com.
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.
Then keep up with the 40th anniversary festivities at www.doobiebros.com.