The Doobie Brothers release their 7th album — most noteable to those (me) who mark it as the decline of The Doobies as it marks the arrival of Michael McDonald. Tom Johnston left during the recording sessions. The fact he left because of illness and Michael McDonald was asked to step in is enough for me to lighten up on the guy. They had big success with him at the helm. Tom Johnston got well, came back and they’re all friends so I urge you other hard asses to get over it. I did.