June 1972 – a song popular in this month – Listen To The Music by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers’ first hit, this was written by the band’s lead vocalist Tom Johnston, who also played guitar on the track.
Interesting facts about Listen To The Music & The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers from 1970 to 1975 featured most vocals from Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons. The band was more Rock-oriented and was heard on what is now known on Classic Rock stations. From 1976 to 1982 the band had a new lead singer in Michael McDonald who turned the band more towards Blue-Eyed Soul
The chorus of this song has been used many times for radio jingles.
In a 1986 Los Angeles Times poll, the Doobie Brothers were the band that readers most wanted to reunite, behind Led Zeppelin.
The Doobie Brothers’ self-titled first album was a flop, but Warner Brothers Records stuck with them, never pressuring them to produce a hit, and The Doobies developed into a very successful Rock band.
The song was re-recorded by The Doobie Brothers for the country-tribute album Southbound. The new version features a vocal contribution from Blake Shelton, and Hunter Hayes on guitar.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com