Michael spent much of his childhood years in Ferguson, Missouri then when his music began taking off, he moved to Los Angeles where he was quickly picked up to become the lead singer for the Doobie Brothers (I loved that band). Of course they ended up winning Grammys and are now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
After several years with the Doobie Brothers, he left to help out a band called Steely Dan, and they played a lot of different genres which is what Michael liked. The band was extremely artistic with many instruments. He then went out on his own and a big part of his albums featured other artists like: James Ingram, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin. This added to his Grammy collection. My favorite songs of his include I Keep Forgetting, Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes, Taking it to the Streets, and his collaboration with Christopher Cross on Ride Like the Wind.
The best part is that Michael is a really good person. He didn't get caught up into fame and fortune, he just loved producing, singing, writing, and playing various musical instruments. He has a son named Dylan and he's been married to his wife, Amy, for almost 40 years. She too is a singer/writer/musician.
The link below is a fantastic YouTube clip of Michael singing What a Fool Believes.
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes (Official Music Video) - YouTube