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Doobie Brothers' drummer dies

Played on 'Black Water,' 'Taking It to the Streets'
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Posted: 11:26 AM EST (1626 GMT)

Keith Knudsen, seen here in 2000, was with the Doobie Brothers since 1974. He died of pneumonia at 56.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included "Taking it to the Streets" and "Black Water," died of pneumonia Tuesday. He was 56.

Knudsen had been hospitalized for more than a month, according to the band's longtime manager Bruce Cohn.

"I just saw him Sunday, just before the Super Bowl," Cohn said. "He was in good spirits. He was weak, but he was OK."

wow 56

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Well I hope

he's Rockin' Down The Highway or riding a Long Train Runnin through China Grove and finds out Jesus Is Just Alright.

So stay away from the Black Water and pay no attention to What A Fool Believes and Listen To The Music.

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(NT) (NT) Good one, Rick.

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