Michael McDonald ~ February 12, 1952 to Current
Although his Solo Career consists of only 9 Albums; his influences, contributions in song writing, and amazing amount of background vocals, he is a very well known artist.
Started as a member of the touring band, and then in studio for vocals. In 2006, he joined Steely Dan on the band's summer tour, both as the opening act and as part of the band
Initially asked to fill in for the lead singer as their's had fallen ill on tour. It worked so well, Michael McDonald was taken on as a full time member until they broke up in the early 80's.
Session Vocalist and Keyboardist and Collaborations
A LONG List that includes.... Christopher Cross, Stephen Bishop, Jack Jones, Toto, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Van Halen, James Ingram, Patti Labelle, The Winans Gospel Quartet, Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs
Solo Career Note of Interest
(At least to us)
The song "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time Your Near) was a duet he did with his sisters Kathy and Maureen
Not just a Musician
In Season 1 Episode 3421 ~ Michael McDonald made an appearance on Young and The Restless
He has had appearances on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Jimmy Fallon
In the 2005 comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the manager of the electronics store has a fondness for McDonald and insists on repeatedly playing one of his live concerts on the big-screen televisions, driving her employees crazy.
So thankful to Dave Hoekstra, Host of WGN AM 720 Nocturnal Journal for having us in the studio! You can hear the interview HERE