This is a Fox Presents! ShowWith his husky, soulful baritone, Michael McDonald became one of the most distinctive and popular vocalists to emerge from the laid-back California pop/rock scene of the late ‘70s as the lead singer/songwriter of The Doobie Brothers. McDonald found the middle ground between blue-eyed soul and smooth soft rock, a sound that made him a star. With hits like “What a Fool Believes” and “Takin’ It to the Streets” you’re sure to be dancing in your seats.
From the moment he stepped up to the mic as a backing vocalist for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald commanded listeners’ attention — and he’s continued to earn it over the ensuing decades, as a member of the Doobie Brothers and then as a solo artist and periodic guest on other people’s records including Van Halen, Patti LaBell, Aretha Franklin and Toto.