Michael McDonald (musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Michael McDonald (musician)

American recording artist; singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer

Date of Birth: 12-Feb-1952

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Profession: singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Michael McDonald (musician)

  • Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974).
  • McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers, including "What a Fool Believes", "Minute By Minute", and "Takin' It to the Streets".
  • McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists including Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and Kenny Loggins.
  • He is considered an influential figure in the development of the yacht rock genre. McDonald's solo career consists of nine studio albums and a number of singles, including the 1982 hit "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)".
  • During his career, McDonald has collaborated with a number of other artists, including James Ingram, David Cassidy, Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Lee Ritenour, the Winans, Aretha Franklin, Toto, Grizzly Bear, Joni Mitchell, and Thundercat.
  • He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks.
  • McDonald is the recipient of five Grammy Awards.

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