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Patrick Simmons


Guitarist Patrick Simmons joined the Doobie Brothers in 1970 and was an instrumental element in the band’s ascension from a membership band performing biker pubs to a worldwide success story within the ’70s, offering an incredible number of albums and charting a succession of strike songs. Delivered on Oct 19, 1948, in Aberdeen, WA, Simmons started playing electric guitar at age eight. His curiosity grew over his parents’ objections and throughout senior high school and university he continued to try out and even went a little folk membership. In 1970, he became a member of makes with guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston, drummer John Hartman, and bassist Dave Shogren, who was simply executing as Pud. Rechristening themselves, supposedly in a friend’s recommendation, the Doobie Brothers, the group agreed upon to Warner Bros. and, making use of their second record, Toulouse Street, started their assault for the graphs. Although Simmons wouldn’t be considered a primary article writer for the music group, he contributed to all or any of their produces, including composing their first number 1 one, the gold-selling “Dark Water,” along with the Best 40 strike “Dependin’ you,” off their monstrously effective Minute by Minute record. He also added vocals that helped create the harmonies which were among the band’s trademarks. Once the group disbanded in 1983, Simmons released a single record, Arcade. But not as effective as fellow Doobie Michael McDonald’s single release from annually earlier, Arcade non-etheless produced a high 40 single within the punchy “Therefore Incorrect” and presented a second, small strike using the Huey Lewis-penned “Don’t Make Me GET IT DONE.” In 1989, Simmons reunited with the initial lineup as well as the Doobie Brothers came back to hit-making position with “THE PHYSICIAN,” which strike the pop TOP and topped the recording rock graphs that 12 months. Although their documented output is becoming erratic, the Doobie Brothers continue steadily to tour with Simmons adding his classy vocals and acoustic guitar playing.

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Full Name Patrick Simmons
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Cristine Sommer-Simmons
Children Pat Simmons Jr.
Music Songs What a Fool Believes, Listen to the Music, Long Train Runnin', Black Water, China Grove, South City Midnight Lady, Jesus Is Just Alright, Takin' It to the Streets, It Keeps You Runnin', Another Park, Another Sunday, Minute by Minute, Take Me in Your Arms, Rockin' Down the Highway, The Doctor, Real Love, Dark Eyed Cajun Woman, Echoes of Love, Here to Love You, Dangerous, I Cheat the Hangman, Sweet Maxine, Clear as the Driven Snow, Why You Givin' Up, You Belong to Me, Nobody, Neal's Fandango, If You Want a Little Love, Sue Sad, Dependin' on You, Eyes of Silver, Need a Little Taste of Love, So Wrong
Albums Toulouse Street, The Captain and Me, Minute by Minute, Takin' It to the Streets, What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert, One Step Closer, Livin' on the Fault Line, Stampede, The Doobie Brothers, Cycles, World Gone Crazy, Live at Wolf Trap, Live at the Greek Theater 1982, Greatest Hits, The Very Best of The Doobie Brothers, Best of The Doobie Brothers Live, Best of The Doobies, Best of The Doobies Volume II, Southbound, Arcade
Movies The Doobie Brothers: Live at Wolf Trap

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1 Singer/guitarist.
2 Member of The Doobie Brothers.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wanderlust 2012 writer: "Black Water"
Supernatural 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Happening 2008 writer: "Black Water" 1974
Bottle Shock 2008 writer: "Toulouse Street"
Fire in the Sky 1993 "Black Water"
Stone Cold 1991 writer: "DANGEROUS" - as Pat Simmons
Pick-up Summer 1980 writer: "Evil Woman"
What's Happening!! 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Concert 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Only Wanna Party 2015 Short Band Member
Get a Job 2011 Unemployed Band Member



Revolution: The Legacy of the Sixties Documentary filming Himself
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Himself
The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Doobie Brothers: Rockin' Down the Highway - The Wildlife Concert 1996 TV Special Performer
New American Bandstand 1965 1983 TV Series Himself
Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre 1982 TV Special Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Rock 'n' Roll: The First 25 Years 1982 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1981 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Top Ten New York 1977 TV Series Himself - Musician

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