Here's Dave Shogren's Obituary from the San Jose Mercury News:

Mercury News Pop Music Writer 
David Shogren, the original bassist for San Jose's Doobie Brothers, died 
Tuesday. He was 49.
Mr. Shogren's body was found in the evening in his recording studio in San 
Jose. He is believed to have died sometime in the afternoon; Mr. Shogren had 
telephoned his father's business earlier in the day. The cause of death has 
not been determined, but friends of Mr. Shogren's said he had recently been 
ill with what was thought to be pneumonia. Results of a toxicology test will 
not be released for six to eight weeks.
Mr. Shogren, who was born in San Francisco, helped found the Doobie Brothers 
in 1970 along with Tom Johnston and John Hartman and developed a blend of 
harmonies and tight rock. He was with the band for about a year and then left 
after its self-titled debut album was released in 1971. Mr. Shogren was 
replaced by new bassist Tiran Porter, and not long afterward, the single 
``Listen to the Music'' soared up to the 11th spot on the Billboard charts 
and the Doobie Brothers' 15-year tenure on the national stage began. 
While the Doobie Brothers -- named after the slang term for marijuana 
cigarettes -- hurtled toward fame and fortune, Mr. Shogren saw less glamour. 
He briefly played in a few Bay Area bands, including S.F. Star and Raven, and 
then opened Subsonic, a recording studio where he produced new acts and did 
occasional session work. Later, Mr. Shogren teamed up with author Brad 
Fregger and worked as chief engineer for Parrot Audio Books. In all, Mr. 
Shogren worked on 12 books, including the autobiographies of Burt Reynolds 
and John Denver. 
Mr. Shogren, who was not married and has no children, had reunited with 
original Doobie Brothers manager-producer Paul Curcio and had gotten back 
into performing. He and some ex-Doobies had just finished shooting a music 
video and were preparing to go on tour. The band, which performed all the 
Doobie Brothers' old songs, had wanted to be called the Original Doobie 
Brothers, but an injunction by other remaining Doobie Brothers prevented it.
In August, a federal court in Orlando, Fla., granted Mr. Shogren, Chet 
McCracken, Cornelius Bumpus and Curcio the right to continue performing as 
``Former Doobie Brothers, performing the hits of the Doobie Brothers,'' and 
the band seemed destined for a big year. Curcio said Thursday that Mr. 
Shogren and his band mates were to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top, and 
they were also lined up to record all the music for an upcoming George 
Clooney film. 
``They redid all the hits of the Doobies,'' said Curcio. ``All the songs the 
Doobies don't do anymore because no one sounds like (former lead singer) 
Michael McDonald. This was the happiest time of Dave's life.''
David Shogren
Born: Oct. 12, 1950, in San Francisco
Died: Dec. 14, 1999, in San Jose
Survived by: His parents, Joan and Paul Shogren; a sister, Myra Mauk; a 
brother, Chris Mauk; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services: A memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clara 
Funeral Home, 1000 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara.
Memorial: The family has requested no flowers or donations.

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