Long Train Runnin': Our Story of the Doobie Brothers (Hardcover)

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By Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, Chris Epting (Contributions by)
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For the first time, the incredible true story of the legendary band, The Doobie Brothers, written by founding members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston.

Only a very few rock bands that have had the longevity, success, and drama of The Doobie Brothers. Born out of late 1960s NoCal, they stood alongside their contemporaries The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, and many others as an iconic American rock band. The train was rolling along, hits were flowing like wine, and arenas were packed with fans who wanted to see them live...then Tom Johnston, the band’s front man and lead guitarist, almost died.

The Doobies' train came to a screeching halt. All of a sudden the band started contemplating the end of the road only seven years into their career, just as things were taking off.

This was actually far from the end. A soul-steeped backup singer for Steely Dan named Michael McDonald took a shot at singing some of the Doobies' songs on tour, and all of a sudden a new chapter in the Doobie Brothers' story began. The band changed their sound and had numerous number one hits with their new front man. Tom recovered from his health issues, but the band had moved on. When it came time for a reunion concert in the ’80s, Tom got the call and was back in the mix. They’ve been touring ever since and maintain a massive fan base the world over.

Never before have they shared their story, in their own words. In Long Train Runnin’ they’ll change that.

About the Author


PAT SIMMONS is a founding member of The Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, they’ve won four Grammy Awards and have sold nearly 50 million records. Their 1976 album Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies achieving the rare Diamond Certification by the RIAA (less than 100 albums in the history of modern music, across all genres, have done this). All in all, they’ve tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.

TOM JOHNSTON is a founding member of The Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, they’ve won four Grammy Awards and have sold nearly 50 million records. Their 1976 album Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies achieving the rare Diamond Certification by the RIAA (less than 100 albums in the history of modern music, across all genres, have done this). All in all, they’ve tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.

CHRIS EPTING is an author and award-winning journalist who has written for many publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Loudwire. His books include Change of Seasons, Adrenalized, and Making Waves.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250270054
ISBN-10: 1250270057
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 448
Language: English