Doobie Brothers roll into Ironstone
Pat Simmons sings "Black Water," which reached the No. 1 spot on the U.S. charts in 1974, during Lodi's Rock the Square charity event in 2008. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:00 am
Patrick Simmons grew up in San Jose, and for most of his young
life, his music was influenced by his Bay Area upbringing.
But a trip to New Orleans changed all that. Simmons' fondness
for his experience in The Big Easy became an inspiration for the
Doobie Brothers' most successful hit, "Black Water."
Arts and entertainment
Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:00 am.