What A Fool Believes
In 1979, I bought an album by the American band, The Doobie Brothers. It was called ‘Minute by Minute’. I had become more interested in the group once Michael McDonald joined them in 1976, as I really liked his distinctive vocal, and he had already toured as part of Steely Dan. The new release had some standout tracks, including this one, and ‘Minute by Minute’. ‘What A fool Believes’ won a Grammy, and was a number one hit in many countries.
The song stuck in my head, and fast became my favourite track, as well as enduring down the years. Michael still sings the song in his solo concerts, and it has been covered over twenty times by other singers, including a version from Aretha Franklin. Great piano, McDonald’s vocals, and the overall sound make this one of my classic 70s records. Wonderful stuff, and great memories.
The group broke up in 1982, and Michael went on to a successful solo career, still performing and writing songs today, at the age of 66. (Same age as me!)