Doobies Can't Be

A federal judge in Orlando, Fla., has barred three former band members of the Doobie Brothers — Dave Shogren, Chet McCracken and Cornelius Bumpus — from characterizing themselves as “Original Doobie Brothers,” “Doobie Brothers,” “Doobies” or anything similar. “Our mandate . . . is to make sure that fans know what’s going on here,” said David Given, San Francisco attorney for the rock band. The original Doobie Brothers band, with 13 gold records to its credit, has been performing and recording music since 1970.

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