This Day In Music: THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
John McFee was born on September 9, 1950, in Santa Cruz, California.
He joined the Doobie Brothers in early 1979, replacing departing guitarist Jeff Baxter and was first featured on the Doobie's ninth studio album ‘One Step Closer’ (1980), a RIAA certified platinum album.
He’s a long-time member of the legendary band. Some of his other early and non-Doobie Brothers work includes playing for Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs, Emmylou Harris, Rick James, Nick Lowe, Bill Wyman, the Beach Boys, Chicago, Huey Lewis.
After the Doobie Brothers disbanded in late 1982, McFee and Knudsen formed the country-rock group Southern Pacific.
By 1993, Southern Pacific had disbanded and both men had rejoined the Doobie Brothers.
The Doobie Brothers – Real Love (from One Step Closer, 1980)
John McFee sings the lead vocal on The Doobie Brothers’ "Angels of Madness" (from Sybling Rivalry, 2000)