Michael Hossack, drummer for the Doobie Brothers, passed away on March 12 at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1946, started playing at a young age. After returning from Vietnam in 1969, he joined a band called Mourning Reign and moved to California. He did a blind audition with the Doobie Brothers who were experimenting with dual drummers. He passed and joined the band in 1971. He quit in 1975. he played with a few other groups, rejoining the Doobies in 1987. In 2010 he was diagnosed with cancer and took a leave of absence from the band, never rejoining them. A big loss to music community.
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- Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers 1946 – 2012 (wcbsfm.radio.com)
- Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers 1946 – 2012 (fresh1027.radio.com)