Doobie Brothers Drummer Dead at 65

Michael Hossack had cancer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 6:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack is dead of cancer at age 65, reports Wyoming's Lake County News. "Big Mike" played with the band from 1971-73, a stretch that included hits such as "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," and "Blackwater," notes AP. He rejoined the band in 1987 but had to leave two years ago because of his failing health. "Mike has always been a part of my musical life and the life of the Doobie Brothers," said co-founder Tom Johnston. "He was an incredible musician." (Read more Doobie Brothers stories.)

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