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Keith Knudsen
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1948
Death: Feb. 8, 2005

Rock Musician. He was the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included “Taking it to the Streets” and “Black Water.” Knudsen began drumming in eighth grade and joined the Doobie Brothers in 1974. After a week's rehearsal, he went on the road with the band. The Doobies were known for incorporating gospel and jazz stylings into popular hit songs. They also were well-regarded for their live performances. Their other hits included “China Grove” and “Jesus is Just Alright.” Knudsen played with the Doobies until the band's 1982 farewell tour. During the band's hiatus, Knudsen and bandmate John McFee formed the country rock group Southern Pacific, which released four albums and had several hits. He rejoined the band full-time in 1993. He battled cancer in 1995 and it left him weak and he ever fully regained all his strength. He was hospitalized for pneumonia at the time of his death. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Feb 09, 2005
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Keith Knudsen
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Awsome talented drummer, great musician! Thank you for the music you offered to all of us. May God have mercy on your soul, RIP!
- Andreas
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015
Rest in heavenly peace Keith !!!
- MARTHA
 Added: May. 9, 2013

- SUZYSGHOST
 Added: Aug. 26, 2010
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