Doobies Double Drummer Michael Hossack Has Died

 

When [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Hossack[/lastfm] joined [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm] in 1972 as their second drummer, it was a complete shift in career choices.  Three years earlier returned service in the Navy, fully intending to embark on a career in law enforcement.  Fate stepped in and his future was set.  Though he was only with the original band for three albums, Toulouse Street, The Captain and Me, and What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, he joined the band for a series of benefit concerts in 1987 for Veterans of the Vietnam War.  Being a vet himself, he was happy to be included, and when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm] re-formed, Michael was there again.  In 1989 they had one more top 10 hit with The Doctor.  Ill health forced him to withdraw from the group, and Michael died at his home in Wyoming.  He was 65. 

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC – 1972

JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT – 1972

LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ – 1973

CHINA GROVE – 1973

ANOTHER PARK ANOTHER SUNDAY – 1974

EYES OF SILVER – 1974

BLACK WATER – 1974

THE DOCTOR – 1989

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