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GRAMMY AWARD winning Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an
American singer, keyboardist and songwriter known for his distinctive, soulful
voice and as a member of the bands
Brothers (1975–1982, 1987, 2019–present) and
Steely Dan (1973–1974).
McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with
Brothers, including "What a Fool Believes", "Minute by Minute", and "Takin'
It to the Streets." McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist
on numerous recordings by artists including
and Kenny Loggins.
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During his career, McDonald has collaborated with a number of other artists,
including James Ingram, David Cassidy, Van Halen,
Lee Ritenour, the
Winans, Aretha Franklin, the rock band
Bear, Joni Mitchell, and
Thundercat. He has also
recorded for television and film soundtracks. McDonald is the recipient of five
Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member
of the Doobie
Brothers in 2020.
McDonald appeared as a session vocalist and keyboardist for various artists,
Bonnie Raitt, the
band Toto, and
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On November 5, 2014, Michael McDonald and
Brothers were featured musical guests on the 47th annual Country Music
Association Awards to celebrate the release of Southbound. They were joined by
and Hillary Scott
in their performance of "Listen to the Music". At the end of the awards
ceremony, they were also joined by host
Brad Paisley for "Takin'
It to the Streets".
In the summer of 2014, he co-headlined a U.S. tour with the rock band
The husky, soulful baritone voice of Michael
McDonald is one of the most effortless and powerful voices in
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McDonald has always exhibited an uncanny knack for creating
and performing on some of the most influential records of our time. His
hit-making days include the
Brothers ("What a Fool Believes," "Minute by
Minute," "Takin' It to the Streets"), his acclaimed solo
recordings ("On My Own," "Sweet Freedom," "I
Keep Forgetting") and his guest performances on recordings with
Quincy Jones (USA for Africa),
Christopher Cross, and countless others.
a period in the '80s Michael McDonald became a major, although
not always completely consistent, hit songwriter. He recorded an
abortive solo session for Bell Records in the early '70s, but found
greater fame as a guest vocalist with
Steely Dan and as a
member of the Doobie
Brothers. McDonald was instrumental in steering the latter's sound
towards highly commercial soul-based rock.
Following his departure from the
Brothers in 1982, Michael McDonald embarked on a popular solo career. He had
already won a Grammy for the
Brothers hit, co-written with
Kenny Loggins, "What A Fool Believes," but during the '80s he had
his compositions recorded by numerous artists, including
Franklin, Millie Jackson and
Carly Simon. He almost made the top of
the US charts in 1982 with the soulful "I Keep Forgettin' (Every
Time You're Near)." His "Yah Mo B There," recorded with James
Ingram in 1984, is a modern soul classic it is not often that
a white singer is able to write and sing in a predominantly black music
genre with such conviction and integrity.
The 1985 album "No Lookin' Back" was a dance favorite, and was
followed the next year by his epic US number 1 duet with
LaBelle, "On My Own." During that year, he enjoyed an
international hit with
the graceful "Sweet Freedom," the theme from the movie "Running
Scared." In the 90s, he joined the
His is the smooth voice that is equally at home
singing righteous Rhythm and Blues, Memphis-style soul, traditional
gospel or soul-searching ballads. You're sure to be inspired.
Hit songs include --
- I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
- Enemy Within
- No Lookin' Back
- Sweet Freedom
- Take It To Heart
- Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
- All We Got
- Reach Out, I'll Be There
- I Heard It Through the Grapevine
- I Stand For You
- Tear It Up
- I Gotta Try
- Bad Times
- Love T.K.O.
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Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Classic Rock. / ClassicRock
.Blue-Eyed Soul. / BlueEyedSoul
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Contemporary Pop/Rock. / ContemporaryPopRock
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
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Born: ..in Missouri / born nMissouri
Born: ..in St. Louis / born StLouisMO
Born: Feb 12, 1952
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville / based NashvilleTN
Tag: MemberOf, .Orchestra charts available. / OrchestraCharts