Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for his soulful tenor and baritone, and the richness of his voice in the higher registers. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, a period which resulted in many hit songs for the band. He has won five Grammy Awards.
After the Doobies’ first farewell tour, McDonald released his first solo album, If That’s What It Takes, in 1982 on Warner Brothers. The album featured the hits “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” a duet with his sisters Kathy and Maureen, and “I Gotta Try,” a song co-written with Kenny Loggins, who recorded it as well.
|Fender Rhodes||Greg Phillinganes|
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
|Background Vocals||Kenny Loggins|