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Michael McDonald  

Five-Time Grammy Winning Singer & Songwriter

Michael McDonald is a celebrated musician, singer, and keyboardist, renowned for his distinctive soulful voice. His journey as an artist is marked by his membership in notable bands such as the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. McDonald's contributions to the Doobie Brothers are significant, with hit singles like "What a Fool Believes," "Minute by Minute," and "Takin' It to the Streets" to his writing and singing credits. His collaborations span a wide range of artists, including James Ingram, David Cassidy, Van Halen, and Joni Mitchell. Additionally, McDonald has released nine studio albums as a solo artist, further enriching his musical landscape.

McDonald's solo career, which began in 1982 with the release of "If That's What It Takes," has been punctuated by numerous successful collaborations and accolades. His work with Kenny Loggins on the hit single "I Gotta Try" and his co-writing of Van Halen's top-20 hit "I'll Wait" are noteworthy. His duet "Yah Mo B There" with James Ingram fetched him the 27th Annual Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Apart from his musical pursuits, McDonald has made appearances in popular TV shows such as The Young and the Restless and 30 Rock, further demonstrating his versatility.

McDonald's talent has consistently been recognized by the industry, with five Grammy Awards to his credit. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers in 2020 is a testament to his significant contributions to the music world. His continued involvement in various music groups, including The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, The Dukes of September, and The New York Rock and Soul Revue, underlines his enduring passion for music and performance.


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Michael McDonald looked a lot like this, performing on June 14 at Iron City in Birmingham. These photos were taken in 2011 during a July concert in Mobile.
'Minute by minute' with Michael McDonald

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