Michael McDonald, the famous American R&B/Soul singer/songwriter was born on 12th February 1952 in St. Louis. He is sometimes known as a ‘blue-eyed soul’ singer and has a distinctive style of singing in a husky-soulful style. McDonald is also known for his work as a member of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.
He became well known during his time with Steely Dan whilst working on “Katy Lied”, “The Royal Scam”, “Peg”, “I Got the News” and “Gaucho” as a backing vocalist. He was then recruited into The Doobie Brothers in 1975 when their lead singer became ill during a tour. He was so successful he became a full time member of the band and recorded the likes of “Takin’ It to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute”, “Little Darling”, ''It Keeps You Runnin'' and “What a Fool Believes” which earned him a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1978.
McDonald went solo in 1982 and recorded a number of “If That’s What It Takes”, “No Lookin’ Back”, “Take It To Heart”, “Blink of an Eye”, “Blue Obsession”, “Motown”, “Motown 2” and “Soul Speak”. His single “Yah Mo B There” won him his second Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Michael McDonald is still active in the music industry today.
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