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On This Day, May 17, 1989: The Doobie Brothers released their reunion album ‘Cycles’

todayMay 17, 2024


On This Day May 17, 1989…

After breaking up in 1982, The Doobie Brothers reunited to release their 10th studio album, Cycles.

The album featured most of the 1972-1974 lineup, with Tom Johnston, John Hartman and Michael Hossack rejoining the band for the first time since 1977, 1979 and 1974, respectively.

The first single from the record, “The Doctor,” was a top 10 hit for The Doobie Brothers, landing at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200.

The Doobie Brothers — now made up of  JohnstonMichael McDonaldPat Simmons and John McFee — are currently on tour, with U.S. dates kicking off June 23 in Los Angeles. A complete list of dates can be found at

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