Tom Johnston is an American musician, best known as a founding member, singer, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Doobie Brothers. Johnston was born on August 15, 1948, in Visalia, California, the youngest of five children. His father was a country music singer and his mother was a piano teacher. Johnston began playing guitar at the age of eight. He was influenced by his older brother, who played in a local band. Johnston attended San Joaquin Memorial High School, where he played in the school band. He then studied music at College of the Sequoias.
Johnston’s first band was Pud, which he formed with some friends in 1964. The band played country and rockabilly music. In 1968, Johnston joined the group The Doobie Brothers, which was then called Pud. The Doobie Brothers became successful in the 1970s with hits such as “Black Water” and “China Grove.” Johnston wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s songs. He left the group in 1987 due to health problems, but rejoined in 1989. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Johnston has released two solo albums, “Everywhere” (1974) and “Going Public” (1977). His net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He has been married three times and has four children.
$10 million dollars
Date Of Birth
August 15, 1948
December 1994, Coldstream, United Kingdom
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Listen to the Music, What a Fool Believes, Long Train Runnin'
The Doobie Brothers: Live at Wolf Trap, Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre