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Tom Johnston is not only one of the founding members of The Doobie Brothers, but he also composed many of their greatest hits including: "Listen to The Music", "Rockin Down the Highway", "Long Train Running", "China Grove" and "The Doctor". He played guitar for the group, and was the main lead singer and guitarist. In 1975, during a tour promoting ... See full bio »

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Known For

Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams Soundtrack
(1989)
Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt Soundtrack
(2001)
The Limey
The Limey Soundtrack
(1999)
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2017 Nunca es tarde (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 May 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music")
 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.10 (2016) ... (writer: "Tren de largo recorrido (Long Train Runnin')")
 2016 The Interestings (TV Movie) (writer: "Listen To The Music" - uncredited)
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rachel Maddow/Artie Lange/The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald (2015) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice (writer: "Listen To The Music")
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - as Charles Thomas Johnston)
 2008-2013 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Devil May Care (2013) ... (writer: "Rockin' Down the Highway")
- LARP and the Real Girl (2013) ... (writer: "China Grove")
- Dream a Little Dream of Me (2008) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #21.85 (2013) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.25 (2012) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.106 (2012) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.20 (2011) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.127 (2011) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (performer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2011 Dolphin Tale (writer: "World Gone Crazy")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.183 (2010) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Whistleblower (2010) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music" - uncredited)
 2010/II Conviction (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2010 The Company Men (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2009 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music" - uncredited)
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (writer: "China Grove")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) ("China Grove", uncredited)
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glory Days (2008) ... (writer: "China Grove")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2008) ... (writer: "Listen To The Music")
 2008 Summerhood (writer: "Listen to the Music")
 2008 Bottle Shock (writer: "China Grove", "Spirit", "Listen to the Music")
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gangs of Camden County (2007) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music" - uncredited)
 2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semi-Finals: Wildcard Performance (2007) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2007 Dolly Parton & Friends (Video) (writer: "China Grove")
 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Auditions: New York (2007) ... (lyrics: "Listen To The Music")
 2007 Eight Miles High (as T. Johnston, "Long Train Running")
 2007 Music Within (writer: "China Grove")
 2006 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aquamom (2006) ... (writer: "China Grove")
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2005 Rail Kings (Video) (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("China Grove")
 2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 5 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2004 Hrvatski Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2004 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #6 - Party (2004) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music")
 2003 Radio (writer: "China Grove" (1973))
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Living Single Star Kim Coles (2003) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (writer: "Listen to the Music")
 2001 Joe Dirt (writer: "Listen to the Music", "China Grove")
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mansion Family (2000) ... (writer: "China Grove")
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 1999 The Limey (writer: "China Grove")
 1998 Radiofreccia (writer: "Long Train Running")
 1997 The Sixth Man (writer: "China Grove")
 1991 Vacanze di Natale '91 (writer: "Long Train Runnin'")
 1991 Crooked Hearts (writer: "China Grove")
 1990 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Radio Free Flamingo (1990) ... (writer: "The Doctor" - uncredited)
 1989 Field of Dreams (writer: "China Grove")
 1987 Dirty Dancing (performer: "Where Are You Tonight")
 1985 The Falcon and the Snowman (writer: "CHINA GROVE", "LONG TRAIN RUNNIN'")
 1978 FM (writer: "It Keeps You Runnin'")
 1977 The Squeeze (lyrics: "LISTEN TO THE MUSIC") / (music: "LISTEN TO THE MUSIC")
 1976 Huset på Christianshavn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Noget om at skue hunnen på hårene (1976) ... (writer: "Eyes of Silver" - uncredited)
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 ... (writer: "China Grove")
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music")
 1974 Harry and Tonto (writer: "Long Train Runnin'" - uncredited)
 1973 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1973) ... (writer: "Long Train Runnin")
 1973 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (writer: "Listen to the Music", "Tilted Park Crud Hunchery")
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Alternate Names:

The Doobie Brothers | Tommy Johnston
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Trivia:

As of 2004, the lead singer of The Doobie Brothers (although Patrick Simmons is the lead singer on a few of the hits he wrote). See more »

Trademark:

His original guitar licks

Star Sign:

Leo

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