Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Don

Eagles founding member, drummer, lead vocalist and co-writer Don Henley turns 62 today. Happy Birthday, Don. Don formed the Eagles in 1972 with Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner after a stint as Linda Rondstat's back-up band. After several line-up changes the Eagles broke up in 1980 and at that time Henley and Frey were supported by Don Felder, Timothy B. Schmidt and Joe Walsh. The same line up reunited 14 years later with their Hell Freezes Over tour and album.

In the years in between Eagles activity, Henley launched the most successful solo career of the core members of the group, releasing 3 albums between 1982-89 before a contract dispute with his record company prevented him from releasing any more. Today he continues to perform as a solo act and with the Eagles. The following song from his solo catalogue is one of my favoutite Henley tunes...

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