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Michael McDonald is a famous American singer and songwriter from St Louis, Missouri who has been active in the American music industry since 1970. Known for his rock and blue eyed soul music, he is a musician who plays the guitar, piano and keyboards. His music has been released chiefly by Ramp Records, Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records. He has also played and recorded music with the likes Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Van Halen and James Ingram. He is a living legend to buy Michael McDonald tickets for, to listen to his music at one of his several American concerts.
Michael McDonald kicked off his career in music as a backup vocalist for Steely Dan and then a fulltime member of The Doobie Brothers. He has released hit singles and won a record five Grammy Awards amongst many more awards. He began playing musical as a member of Blue, a local band, and in 1970 moved to Los Angeles. He began by being one of the studio members of Steely Dan, singing backup vocals for the band’s 1975, 1976 and 1977 albums, continued to do so for many more albums. He was also a keyboardist on some of the band’s songs. He also became a member of the last ever Steely Dan touring band during the seventies, as a keyboardist and backup vocalist.
Following Steely Dan, Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers after having played for the bans in their 1975 tour. They were so overwhelmed by his music that they retained him as a permanent member. He would go on to record many famous songs with the band, including Real Love, Little Darling, Minute by Minute, It Keeps You Running and What A Fool Believes. Some of the songs ranked first on the charts, many of which were written by him. He even earned a Grammy Award in the Song of the Year categories as a co–songwriter for a song he co–wrote with Kenny Loggins.
While with the Doobie Brothers, he also played the piano and sang for artists such as Christopher Cross, Jack Jones, Stephen Bishop, rock band Toto, Bonnie Raitt, and Kenny Loggins. He also co–wrote a song with Carly Simon which rose rapidly up the charts. In 1982, he released his first album, following the disbanding of the Doobie Brothers. The album was titled If That’s What It Takes and was released by Warner Bros. Records. It was home to many hit singles, and featured collaborations with Kenny Loggins and a duet with his sisters. Later that year, Arista Records released a compilation album of his songs.
He went on collaborating with artists and bands as he had done before, co–writing the hit single I’ll Wait for legendary rock band Van Halen. He also sang a duet with James Ingram that won a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category. He also sang a duet with Patti LaBelle which ranked first on the US Charts. He also collaborated with The Winans, a gospel band on one of their albums and performed a song for Running Sacred’s soundtrack, to much acclaim.
His 1990 album was titled Take It to Heart and featured a song co–written by Diane Warren. He became a member of Donald Fagen’s New York Rock and Soul Revue, a former member of Steely Dan.
He sang a duet with Aretha Franklin, followed by recording a song for the South Park movie. He won a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for his Motown tribute album and has played a number of reunion shows with the Doobie Brothers. He also performed live with Steely Dan on their famous summer tour in 2006, as a member of the band and as a solo performer. His 2008 album features many songs, including covers of Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick songs reliving a golden era in music. He has recorded a duet with Ray Charles, judged the Independent Music Awards and performed at the Democratic National Convention. Add this to his five Grammy Awards and their comes an artist to be seen on stage, after ordering Michael McDonald tickets.
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