The Doobie Brothers in 1974 (L–R): Knudsen, Porter, Simmons, Johnston (front), Hartman
Porter (wearing hat), 1974.
Doobie Bros in the Dutch TV show TopPop (January 1974). L-R: Simmons, Porter, Knudsen, Johnston
The Doobie Brothers in 1976: Back row L-R: Baxter, Hartman, Johnston, Knudsen, Simmons. Front row L-R: Porter, McDonald
Backstage at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California in 1982. This would be the farewell concert for the band's original run, and featured a one-off return of founding vocalist Tom Johnston (far right).
The Doobie Brothers in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on August 31, 2006

Tiran Calvin Porter (born September 26, 1948) is an American bass and guitar player, vocalist and composer, best known as a member of The Doobie Brothers from 1972 to 1980 and 1987 to 1992.

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Minute by Minute is the eighth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released on December 1, 1978, by Warner Bros. Records.

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Other long-serving members of the band include guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (1974–1979), bassist Tiran Porter (1972–1980, 1987–1992) and drummers John Hartman (1970–1979, 1987–1992), Michael Hossack (1971–1973, 1987–2012), and Keith Knudsen (1973–1982, 1993–2005).

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The group's fourteen studio albums include six top-ten appearances on the Billboard 200 album chart, including 1978's Minute by Minute, which reached number one for five weeks, and won the band a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, while the single "What A Fool Believes" from the album won three Grammys itself.

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Tiran Porter – bass, backing vocals

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Minute by Minute (1978) (US #1)

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The Doobie Brothers in 1974 (L–R): Knudsen, Porter, Simmons, Johnston (front), Hartman

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