A home in San Jose where The Doobie Brothers got its start and wrote some of its biggest hits is about to be a historic landmark.
San Jose’s Historic Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the city council declare the home a historic city landmark. The council will make the final call in the coming weeks. The home was rented by the band’s singer and songwriter Tom Johnston from 1969 to 1973 while attending San Jose State University. After meeting guitarist Patrick Simmon, the pair founded The Doobie Brothers in 1970 along with drummer John Hartman and bass player Dave Shogren.
The classic rock group used the house for band practices, developing their signature sound there. Check out the house!