The Doobie Brothers + Peter Frampton

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Over 40 years after their self-titled debut LP, Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons are pretty much the only two original Doobie Brothers still on deck. A handful of members have rotated through the lineup, and death’s cruel clutches have stolen five members, both permanent and passing though. But at 65, Johnston and Simmons are the long train runnin’ who keep Doobies fans comin’ back to listen to the music. They’ve been ambitious tourers, with veteran fellow Doobie dude John McFee, for decades now, and this team-up with Peter Frampton tonight will not disappoint. It’s guaranteed to resonate with the teenager in all of us—at least the ones who were given a ‘87 Plymouth Caravan at 17 and kept a six-inch acrylic bong in the glove compartment.

In late 2012, the insightful, brave documentary The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play, for which the band bravely peeled back the layers for its chronicling of their early years and rise to classic-rock stardom, gave longtime fans a thrill. And with countless greatest-hit collections, their catalogue would sit nicely beside Grand Funk Railroad, Marshall Tucker Band and their good friend and ex-Doob Michael McDonald on an FM Gold shelf of discount discs at FYE. Don’t get it twisted, though: Frampton’s capable of much more than “Baby, I Love Your Way;” there’s also “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Show Me The Way.” Unlike bands that are trying to move you past their singles, these two acts will likely just roll out the hits one after the other, just like you used to in your teen transportation. // BILL CHENEVERT

7pm, $25-$150. With Matthew Curry. Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby. 215.922.1011. thetowerphilly.com
 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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69th and Ludlow sts, Upper Darby, PA
One time only on 06/24/2014. .

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