The Doobie Brothers virtually performed their 1974 chart-topping single, “Black Water.”
“We knew we would want to share something with others out there who are in isolation just like we are,” said Patrick Simmons, who wrote the song. “We are so grateful to our fans who contributed to the performance and our families who helped with the production.”Advertisement
The group teamed up with Feeding America during their online performance to raise funds for “neighbors in need during this crucial time.”
Simmons added, “Sending out warm wishes to all of our friends. Thanks to all the angels of mercy who have stepped up to lessen the impact that the Covid-19 virus has had on so many lives.”
2020 is somewhat a great year for the Doobies as they are soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and will be officially inducted in November after it was postponed, scheduled May 2nd, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The band is planning to celebrate its 50th year anniversary with a massive summer tour featuring Michael McDonald, beginning June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dates are not yet been postponed as of yet, but will likely so, Doobies will be forced to reschedule.
“I’ll sing the songs that I sing and then just do backgrounds,” McDonald said to Rolling Stone in January, before the coronavirus outbreak. “I’m really looking forward to that. I’m looking forward to having less responsibility as a lead singer [than] I do with my band.”
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