John Hartman

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John Hartman
Born (1950-03-18) March 18, 1950 (age 69)
Falls Church, Virginia
United States
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts The Doobie Brothers

John Hartman (born March 18, 1950) is an American drummer who was a co-founder and original drummer of the Doobie Brothers. [1] At the band's inception, Hartman was the sole drummer. However, in late 1971, the group added second drummer Michael Hossack, and the dual-drummers formation has persisted ever since. (Hossack was replaced in 1973 by Keith Knudsen.)

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Michael Joseph Hossack was a drummer for the band The Doobie Brothers.

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Hartman played on all of the Doobie Brothers' major hits of the 1970s with both Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald. He left early in 1979 following a promotional tour in support of the award-winning Minute by Minute album to look after Arabian horses on his California ranch.

<i>Minute by Minute</i> 1978 studio album by The Doobie Brothers

Minute by Minute is the eighth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released on December 1, 1978 by Warner Bros. Records. It was their first without Tom Johnston as a full-fledged member of the band, and would be the last to include members Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and John Hartman.

Hartman was enticed to join twelve Doobies alumni (including drummers Hossack, Knudsen, and Hartman's own 1979 replacement Chet McCracken) for a brief benefit tour in 1987. Hartman subsequently rejoined when the band was reconstituted the following year. He played on the reunion albums Cycles (1989) and Brotherhood (1991) as well as the accompanying promotional tours. However, following a 1992 alumni reunion for the benefit of terminally ill percussionist Bobby LaKind, Hartman retired permanently from the band. In typical Doobies fashion, he was replaced by his former partner, Keith Knudsen.

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Discography

Albums

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<i>Toulouse Street</i> 1972 studio album by The Doobie Brothers

Toulouse Street is the second studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on July 1, 1972, by Warner Bros. Records. It was their first album with new bassist Tiran Porter and second drummer Michael Hossack to augment existing drummer John Hartman, so it meant that they now had their trademark twin-drummer sound. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The cover and inside centerfold photos were taken at a former brothel on Toulouse Street.

<i>The Captain and Me</i> 1973 studio album by The Doobie Brothers

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References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: The Doobie Brothers". Allmusic . Rovi Corporation . Retrieved 31 July 2010.