Ride Like the Wind, Michael McDonald!


From Patti Austin to Christopher Cross to Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald popped in for a not-at-all-inconspicuous backing vocal on every song your mom loved in the early ‘80s. Here’s an SCTV skit from the era featuring Rick Moranis as a very put-upon McDonald.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Ride Like the Wind, Michael McDonald!

  1. Also, my husband and I checked out McDonald’s annual Christmas concert about 3 years back. He does a bunch of holiday tunes but then always performs a good share of his own solo hits. An awesome show!

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