Lester Abrams is the songwriter who teamed up with Michael McDonald to pen the Doobie Brothers hit "Minute by Minute." As a teenager and playing drums, Lester's first band was the El Doradoe. He later switched to keyboard and after playing with a few other bands landed in the innovative band Crackin' beginning in 1974. His work with Michael McDonald soon followed and by the end of the decade "Minute by Minute" was a Grammy winner for the Doobie Brothers. He arranged "What a Fool Believes" and continued to work on sessions in LA as a musician, arranger, songwriter and later producer.