John Hartman: Doobie Brothers founder dies at 72, drummer remembers ‘wild spirit’
John Hartman: Doobie Brothers founder dies at 72, drummer remembers ‘wild spirit’

John Hartman: Doobie Brothers founder dies at 72, drummer remembers ‘wild spirit’

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Doobie Brothers founder John Hartman, who was also the band’s first drummer, has died at the age of 72. This shocking news was announced on the official site of the rock band on Instagram and also on Twitter. He described it as a “wild spirit”.

The message posted on Thursday, September 22 read: “Today we are thinking of John Hartman, or John Little to us. John was a wild spirit, a great drummer and showman when he was in the Doobies. He was also A close friend for many years and an important part of the team’s personality! Our condolences to all his family at this difficult time. Rest in peace John.”

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According to reports, the Virginia native met singer and guitarist Tom Johnston in 1970 after arriving in San Jose, California. “Hartman and Johnston began playing in local bars in the Bay Area. They soon met vocalist/guitarist Pat Simmons, whose fingerpicking richly complimented Johnston’s style of R&B strumming, and founded the Doobie Brothers. has been placed,” read the team’s official website.

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“Although their first album in 1971 failed to chart, a year later their second album, Toulouse Street, became a real sensation. Producer Ted Templeman helped the band create an organic sound, yet on the radio appropriate, and brought in little keyboardist Feat Bill Payne to add some unique music videos,” he added.

Although after 1979 Hartman stopped working with the band, years later he rejoined “its reunion album ‘Cycles’ in 1989.” He then played again with the Doobie Brothers until his retirement in 1992,” reports PEOPLE. Hartman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 as a member of the Doobie Brothers. Eight other artists from the group were also introduced at that time.

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Hartman’s death has drawn many tributes online, with one fan writing on Twitter, “My heartfelt condolences go out to everyone who loved him. Of course, I enjoyed his groove and will do so while I’m here.” Another fan wrote, “John will always live on in the hearts of Doobie Brothers fans. John was ‘the one and only’ and will be remembered with love and respect. A third said: “John joins Keith, Dave, Michael, Chet, Bobby and Corny one hell of a sweet session at the Rainbow Bridge. May John’s memory be a blessing to all who loved him.

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On Instagram too, many people remembered one user saying, “RIP John. Sorry to hear that. Condolences to your band, family and friends. AMAZING drummer. ❤️🙏” a second user commented. , “Rest in love and light, John. Big fan of this band for years! 🤍🕊” “I’m sorry for the loss of your original friend and friend. Sending kind thoughts to you and his family. 🥁🎶🙏,” another person noted.

“So sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with the John team and family ❤️,” one commenter read. Another comment added: “Rock and Roll Heaven has another great member to add to the team..RIP John..🙏🙏🙏🙏.”

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Source : nouvellefr.com