Artists Involved in Hong Kong Charities

In this section, David Garcia Hong Kong charities pays tribute to the artists who have generously given  of themselves and their talents, in support of the FCC HK Charity Fund.

 The Doobie Brothers

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The Doobie Brothers for Hong Kong Charities

One of the more enduring and much-loved American rock bands of all time, the songs of the Doobie Brothers leave a lasting imprint in the minds audiences worldwide. And that’s an understatement. The music of the Doobie Brothers recognizes no artificial boundaries imposed by age, gender or even socio-political beliefs. The heart of the matter is that their music is great and their performances top-caliber.

Although the band’s composition has undergone many changes throughout the years, and even their repertoire has touched various genres, the timelessness of their music has made them a favorite among countless people worldwide.

The Doobie Brothers have acquired a reputation for generosity with their time and talent, having been called to perform in live benefits in the USA and even abroad, such as in Hong Kong, where they will be the featured artists for the FCC HK 10 Anniversary Charity Ball.

With a very strong stage presence, a driving beat, lyrics that have relevance to their audiences even across generations, and most of all, with their open-hearted support of numerous charitable causes, the Doobie Brothers’ legendary status in the music world and the lives of those they have touched is ensured for a long, long time.

Here’s the band members’ line-up through the years, from Wikipedia:

1970–1971

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Dave Shogren – bass, guitar, backing vocals
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1971–1972

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Dave Shogren – bass, guitar, backing vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1972–1973

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1973–1974

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1974–1975

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitars, backing vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1975–1977

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals(missed most of 1975 tour and the fall 1976 tour)
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitars, backing vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals

1977–1979

* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitars, backing vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* Bobby LaKind – percussion, backing vocals

1979–1980

* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Chet McCracken – drums, percussion
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals

1980–1982

* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Willie Weeks – bass, backing vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Chet McCracken – drums, percussion
* Bobby LaKind – percussion, backing vocals
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals

1982–1987

Disbanded
1987
(plus October 1992)

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitars, backing vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion. backing vocals
* Chet McCracken – drums, percussion
* Bobby LaKind – percussion, backing vocals
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals

1988–1989

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* Bobby LaKind – percussion, backing vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

1989–1990

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, vocals
* Jimi Fox – percussion, backing vocals
* Richard Bryant – percussion, vocals
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, keyboards, flute, vocals

1990–1991

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
* Jimi Fox – percussion, backing vocals
* Richard Bryant – percussion, vocals

1991–1992

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Tiran Porter – bass, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* John Hartman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

1993

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Willie Weeks – bass, backing vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals

1993–1995

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* John Cowan – bass, backing vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
* Danny Hull – saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, backing vocals

1995

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* Michael McDonald – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals
* Bernie Chiravalle – guitar, backing vocals
* Chet McCracken – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Dale Ockerman – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
* Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals

1996–1998

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Danny Hull – saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, backing vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals

1998–2001

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
* Marc Russo – saxophone

2001–2002

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
* M. B. Gordy – drums, percussion
* Marc Russo – saxophone

2002

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
* M. B. Gordy – drums, percussion
* Ed Wynne – saxophone

2002–2005

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Keith Knudsen – drums, percussion, vocals
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
* M. B. Gordy – drums, percussion
* Marc Russo – saxophone

2005–present

* Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
* Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
* John McFee – guitars, violin, vocals
* Michael Hossack – drums, percussion
* Skylark – bass, vocals
* Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
* Ed Toth – drums, percussion
* Marc Russo – saxophone

David Garcia Hong Kong charities thanks the Doobie Brothers for their unstinting support of the FCC HK charity fundraisers, in particular the 10th Anniversary Charity Ball to be held at the Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2011.

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