John McFee

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John McFee

American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, and long time member of the Doobie Brothers add

Category: Music

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (73%), Germany (14%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Southern Pacific (band), Keith Knudsen, Moby Grape

Linked to: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis and the News




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John McFee was born in 1950 add something


The album received a rarely seen five star review from Rolling Stone magazine in Germany, and in the United States the Rolling Stone review said In 1967 the great, ill-fated Moby Grape made one of the truly perfect debut albums in rock add something


In 1970, Pamela joined the famed "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, appearing on the resulting album as well as in the movie of the same name, and her songs have been recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Helen Reddy, The Byrds, Vicki Carr, Nancy Ames, Anita Carter and Bobby Bare add something


He joined the Doobie Brothers in 1979, replacing the departing guitarist Jeff Baxter add something


After the Doobie Brothers disbanded in late 1982, McFee and Knudsen formed the country-rock group Southern Pacific, which included ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook and former Pablo Cruise vocalist David Jenkins add something


Keith Knudsen - After the Doobies disbanded in 1982, Knudsen and fellow Doobie John McFee formed the country rock band Southern Pacific


Southern Pacific (band) - Formed in 1983 with former Doobie Brothers members Keith Knudsen, John McFee and bassist Jerry Scheff


In 1989 Southern Pacific's music was featured with two songs - "Reno Bound" and "Any Way The Wind Blows" - in the Clint Eastwood film "Pink Cadillac" add something


Though McFee and Knudsen were committed to Southern Pacific, they co-wrote the song "Time Is Here And Gone" on the Doobies' 1989 reunion album "Cycles" with late Doobies percussionist Bobby LaKind add something


By 1993, Southern Pacific had disbanded and both men had rejoined the Doobie Brothers add something


In 1995, McFee produced an album by Moby Grape founding member Peter Lewis add something


Guy Allison - He forged a musical relationship with other Yazawa touring members, John McFee and Keith Knudsen which led to recording work in 1996 with the Doobie Brothers


McFee and Knudsen contributed to 2000's "Sibling Rivalry", on which McFee sings the lead vocal on the song "Angels of Madness", of which he was a co-writer, and McFee co-wrote "Five Corners" with Patrick Simmons add something


McFee's long-term partnership with Knudsen was terminated by Knudsen's death from pneumonia in 2005 add something


In 2007, McFee assumed a role onstage as a relief lead vocalist for Tom Johnston because of Johnston's condition of throat ailment add something


In 2007, McFee produced and engineered Carlene Carter's album "Stronger", playing almost all the instruments himself add something


Also in 2010, the Doobie Brothers released "World Gone Crazy", on which McFee contributed as recording engineer, as well as playing acoustic guitars, banjo, slide guitar, mandolin, percussion, violin, drums, electric guitars, vocals, and resonator guitars add something


In 2010, he produced and engineered "Hawaiianized" by the legendary singer Pamela Polland add something


In 2014, McFee played violin on the band Chicago's single release, "Naked In The Garden Of Allah" add something


In 2015 John McFee teamed up with John Jorgenson to co-produce singer-songwriter Lewis Storey for the project "Storey Road" add something


Also in 2016, Mr. McFee played on Timothy B. Schmit's first post Eagles solo project, "Leap Of Faith", playing violin on the first single from the recording, "Red Dirt Road" add something


The year 2016 involved extensive touring with the Doobie Brothers, co-headlining with the group Journey, and with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason on the bill as well add something


John toured with Timothy in January 2017, and will be performing again on Timothy's tour dates in November and December 2017 add something