Remembering Michael Hossack

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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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