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Bobby Lakind

LOS ANGELES - Bobby LaKind, a member of the Doobie Brothers' lighting crew who later became the popular rock band's percussionist, died yesterday of cancer, the group's publicist said. He was 47.
The Doobie Brothers, who first broke up in 1982, got together for two benefit concerts in October to raise money for a trust fund for LaKind's two young sons.
The shows, in Los Angeles and Concord, Calif., raised more than $75,000.
LaKind joined the Doobies' lighting crew in the 1970s and sat in with the band for a time before becoming a regular member.
He remained with the group until it broke up in 1982.
All 12 people who had been members of the band at one time or another, including LaKind, attended the October shows.



Dave Shogren

Mercury News Pop Music Writer

David Shogren, the original bassist for San Jose's Doobie Brothers, died
Tuesday. He was 49.

Mr. Shogren's body was found in the evening in his recording studio in San
Jose. He is believed to have died sometime in the afternoon; Mr. Shogren had
telephoned his father's business earlier in the day. The cause of death has
not been determined, but friends of Mr. Shogren's said he had recently been
ill with what was thought to be pneumonia. Results of a toxicology test will
not be released for six to eight weeks.

Mr. Shogren, who was born in San Francisco, helped found the Doobie Brothers
in 1970 along with Tom Johnston and John Hartman and developed a blend of
harmonies and tight rock. He was with the band for about a year and then left
after its self-titled debut album was released in 1971. Mr. Shogren was
replaced by new bassist Tiran Porter, and not long afterward, the single
``Listen to the Music'' soared up to the 11th spot on the Billboard charts
and the Doobie Brothers' 15-year tenure on the national stage began.

While the Doobie Brothers -- named after the slang term for marijuana
cigarettes -- hurtled toward fame and fortune, Mr. Shogren saw less glamour.
He briefly played in a few Bay Area bands, including S.F. Star and Raven, and
then opened Subsonic, a recording studio where he produced new acts and did
occasional session work. Later, Mr. Shogren teamed up with author Brad
Fregger and worked as chief engineer for Parrot Audio Books. In all, Mr.
Shogren worked on 12 books, including the autobiographies of Burt Reynolds
and John Denver.

Mr. Shogren, who was not married and has no children, had reunited with
original Doobie Brothers manager-producer Paul Curcio and had gotten back
into performing. He and some ex-Doobies had just finished shooting a music
video and were preparing to go on tour. The band, which performed all the
Doobie Brothers' old songs, had wanted to be called the Original Doobie
Brothers, but an injunction by other remaining Doobie Brothers prevented it.

In August, a federal court in Orlando, Fla., granted Mr. Shogren, Chet
McCracken, Cornelius Bumpus and Curcio the right to continue performing as
``Former Doobie Brothers, performing the hits of the Doobie Brothers,'' and
the band seemed destined for a big year. Curcio said Thursday that Mr.
Shogren and his band mates were to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top, and
they were also lined up to record all the music for an upcoming George
Clooney film.

``They redid all the hits of the Doobies,'' said Curcio. ``All the songs the
Doobies don't do anymore because no one sounds like (former lead singer)
Michael McDonald. This was the happiest time of Dave's life.''

David Shogren
Born: Oct. 12, 1950, in San Francisco
Died: Dec. 14, 1999, in San Jose
Survived by: His parents, Joan and Paul Shogren; a sister, Myra Mauk; a
brother, Chris Mauk; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services: A memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clara
Funeral Home, 1000 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara.
Memorial: The family has requested no flowers or donations.


A brother is missing
Cornelius Bumpus est mort le 3 février 2004, d’une attaque cardiaque.
Prenez l’album One step Closer des Doobies et ecoutez “THANK YOU LOVE”
pour apprecier quel compositeur, chanteur et musicien, il était.
Le paradis des musiciens a un nouveau joueur de sax.

Cornelius Bumpus died of a heart attack february 3rd 2004.
Take the album One step Closer of the Doobies and listen “THANK YOU LOVE”
to appreciate what composer, singer and musician, he was.
Musician's paradise has a new sax player

For more details, you can visit these sites:

Saxophonist with Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers

by Todd S. Jenkins
Copyright © 2004 Todd S. Jenkins
Saxophonist and organist Cornelius Bumpus, best known for his work with the Doobie Brothers in the 1980s, died of heart failure on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004.
Bumpus was on a flight en route from New York to California, where he was to perform at Columbia College, when he suffered a heart attack.
By the time the plane made an emergency stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Bumpus had already died.
Bumpus was so good as a saxophonist in his youth, he began playing live gigs at the age of twelve.
In the early 1970s he worked with Bobby Freeman, Clifford Coulter, and a reassembled version of Moby Grape.
In 1979 he was hired as the Doobie Brothers' saxophonist; his hard-edged, soulful blowing became a key element in the Doobie sound.
Bumpus remained in the band until 1982, at which time he recorded his first album as a leader, A Clear View. Beacon followed in 1984.
Both albums were well-conceived but fared poorly because of Bumpus' lack of name recognition and a general denouement in jazz interest.
He kept in close contact with his Doobie brethren, recording with Michael McDonald (No Lookin' Back, 1985) and Patrick Simmons (Arcade, 1983).
Bumpus frequently played electric organ as well when sax parts weren't called for.

After the Doobie Brothers ostensibly broke up, Bumpus and other ex-members attempted at times to keep working under the band's name.
A lawsuit finally ended the ghost band in 1999. In the interim, Bumpus had moved from San Francisco to New York in 1986,
working with diverse acts including Lacy J. Dalton, Boz Scaggs and Jeff Lorber. In 1990 Bumpus joined former Steely Dan leader Donald Fagen's New York Rock and Soul Revue (Live, 1991),
which also featured McDonald, Phoebe Snow, Charles Brown, and former members of The Rascals. Fagen also featured the saxophonist on Kamakiriad (1993), his second album outside of the Dan.

In '95 Bumpus performed with both the Doobies and the reunited Steely Dan (Alive in America), as well as jazz singers Jackie Cain and Roy Kral (Forever).
In 2000 Bumpus and the rest of Steely Dan were honored with a Grammy for Album of the Year (Two Against Nature).
That same year he issued his third album as a leader, the smooth Known Fact, which included covers of Dan and Doobies songs.

Cornelius Bumpus is survived by his wife, Linda, and their four children.

Keith Knudsen is dead

Keith Knudsen est mort le 8 février 2005, des suites d'une pneumonie.
Keith était rentré chez les Doobies en 1974 sur l'album "What were once vices are now habits",
en remplacement de Michael Hossack.Depuis 1993 il était redevenu batteur permanent
du groupe en compagnie de Michael Hossack.
C'est une personne avec un cœur en or qui nous quitte et qui restera une grande perte pour le groupe et tous les fans.

Keith Knudsen died of a pneumonia february 8th 2005.
Keith joined the Doobies in 1974 on the lp "What were once vices are now habits" replacing Michael Hossack. H
e came back in the band in 1993 as permanent drummer making a duo with…Michael Hossack.
He was a human being with a gold heard and will remain a great loss for the band and for the fans.

One of a handful of rock bands with two drummers, the Doobie Brothers had hits in the Seventies with tracks like "What a Fool Believes" and "Minute By Minute".
The drummer, percussionist and singer Keith Knudsen joined the group in September 1973 and played on their best-selling albums
Stampede (1975),
Takin' It to the Streets (1976),
Living on the Faultline (1977) and
One Step Closer (1980), co-writing the title track of the latter.

Keith Knudsen, drummer, singer and songwriter: born Le Mars, Iowa 18 February 1948; married (one daughter); died Kentfield, California 8 February 2005.

One of a handful of rock bands with two drummers, the Doobie Brothers had hits in the Seventies with tracks like "What a Fool Believes" and "Minute By Minute".
The drummer, percussionist and singer Keith Knudsen joined the group in September 1973 and played on their best-selling albums Stampede (1975),
Takin' It to the Streets (1976), Living on the Faultline (1977) and One Step Closer (1980), co-writing the title track of the latter.

The Doobies, as they were known to their fans, broke up in 1982 but reformed seven years later; Knudsen came back in 1993 and
contributed several songs to the album Sibling Rivalry (2000), as well as touring with the group and playing on the concert recordings Rockin' Down the Highway (1996) and Live at Wolf Trap (2004).

Born in Le Mars, Iowa in 1948, Keith Knudsen became interested in drumming through the music of Elvis Presley,
Johnny Burnette and the Everly Brothers. He joined the marching band of his junior high school and began playing gigs in bars.

In 1969 he moved to San Francisco and joined the house band at the Matrix club, the legendary Bay Area venue where the psychedelic group Jefferson Airplane
had made their name. The following year, he met an early incarnation of the Doobie Brothers - a former San José biker-band named after the
Californian hippie slang for a joint - while recording with the Blind Joe Mendlebaum Blues Band. For the next couple of years, he accompanied the cult singer-songwriter-pianist Lee Michaels on stage.

By 1973, through constant touring, the Doobie Brothers had achieved chart success with "Listen to the Music", "Jesus Is Just Alright",
"Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove", while the albums Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me had both gone gold in the United States. Bruce Cohn, their manager,
called up Knudsen to replace Mike Hossack on drums and percussion and, after a week's rehearsals, he joined a line-up which consisted
of Tom Johnston (vocals, guitar), Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar), Tiran Porter (bass), John Hartman (drums, percussion) and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (guitar).

The newly arrived drummer played percussion and sang backing vocals on What Were Once Vices are Now Habits (1974).
During the "Looney Tunes" package tour the following year, Knudsen and Hartman formed a powerful drumming partnership,
dovetailing beautifully during the group's marathon concerts. "Sometimes I would play the basic track and John would play the character parts,
like fills or an extra percussion part," Knudsen explained. "Or we'd trade on the drum kit during the same track."

In 1975, the vocalist and piano player Michael McDonald replaced Tom Johnston and the Doobie Brothers became a smoother,
funkier proposition, achieving platinum status with their next four albums and shifting 10 million copies of Best of the Doobies.
The input of Knudsen and the producer Ted Templeman proved crucial during the recording of the Michael McDonald / Kenny Loggins
composition "What a Fool Believes". "Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to pull off," recalled the drummer.

We were having real trouble with it until Ted said, "Let me play the snare drum and hi-hat with you."
The actual record has Ted and me playing drums. That's the reason the track came off. It's so simple: there are no drum fills.

In the Eighties, Knudsen played with the guitarist John McFee in the country rock group Southern Pacific.
He returned to the Doobie Brothers in 1993 and toured with them until 2004.

Pierre Perrone



Michael Hossack est décédé le 12 mars 2012 d'une longue maladie!


By Rolling Stone
March 13, 2012 12:05 PM ET
Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack died at his home in Dubois, Wyoming yesterday at the age of 65.
He had been battling cancer for some time and succumbed to complications of the disease with his family at his side.

Hossack was a member of the Doobie Brothers between 1971 and 1973, playing on several of the band's best-known hits, including "Jesus Is Just Alright," "Listen to the Music" and "China Grove."
Hossack returned to the band when they reunited in 1987 and was a mainstay of the group through the next two decades, performing on most of the group's tours until he took a health leave in 2010.

The Doobie Brothers released a statement on Hossack in January, saying he was improving slowly.
In 2010, Hossack wrote a message to his fans explaining that while "it's been hard not touring with the band," he had "incredible support" from his family, friends and the Doobie Brothers.