Remembering Keith Knudsen

Keith Knudsen was playing drums with The Doobie Brothers when I took this photograph.

 
 

KEITH KNUDSEN
2/18/48 - 2/8/05

Since he's a drummer (one of two in The Doobie Bros), it's hard to find video that highlights him. Luckily I found this awesome video of Southern Pacific, the band Keith and fellow Doobie John McFee formed after the Doobies disbanded in 1982.

 
 

See more photos of Keith Knudsen and the other 47 musicians I honor in my book,
Everybody I Shot Is Dead.

Keith Knudsen

Drummer Keith Knudsen was an integral part of The Doobie Brothers from 1974 through their initial disbanding in 1983. He rejoined the band in '93 and stayed with them until his untimely death in 2005. He also contributed back-up vocals and occasional lead vocals. This photo was taken when he came out from behind the drums to take the lead vocals on Sonny Boy Williamson's Don't Start Me Talkin'.

 
 

 KEITH KNUDSEN
2/18/48 - 2/8/05

I was really happy when I found this video of Keith doing an amazing lead vocal performance of Listen To The Music.