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This week Dominic Forbes chats with Don Henley. Following we feature an hour of Eagles and Don Henley music.
Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles. Henley was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 to 1980, when the band broke up, and from 1994 to 2016, when they reunited. Following a year-long break due to Eagles founder Glenn Frey’s death, Henley reformed the band in summer 2017 for the Classic West and Classic East rock festivals, hiring Vince Gill and Deacon Frey to replace Glenn and becoming the last remaining original member. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Desperado”, “Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, “The Long Run” and “Get Over It”.
After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Henley pursued a solo career and released his debut album I Can’t Stand Still, in 1982. He has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, and one live DVD. His solo hits include “Dirty Laundry”, “The Boys of Summer”, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”, “The Heart of the Matter”, “The Last Worthless Evening”, “Sunset Grill”, “Not Enough Love in the World”, and “The End of the Innocence”.
The Eagles have sold over 150 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, had five No. 1 singles, 17 Top 40 singles, and six No. 1 albums. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and are the biggest selling American band in history. As a solo artist, Henley has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, had eight Top 40 singles, won two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards. Combined with the Eagles and as a solo artist, Henley has released 25 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also released seven studio albums with the Eagles and five as a solo artist. In 2008, he was ranked as the 87th greatest singer of all time by the Rolling Stone magazine.
Henley has also played a founding role in several environmental and political causes, most notably the Walden Woods Project. From 1994 to 2016, he divided his musical activities between the Eagles and his solo career. – Wikipedia
Patty Smyth (born June 26, 1957) is an American singer and songwriter. She first came into national attention in 1982 as the lead singer of the band Scandal. She went on to record and perform on her own. Her distinctive voice and new-wave image gained broad exposure through video recordings aired on what were then newly emerging cable music video channels such as MTV. Her debut album Never Enough was well received, and generated a pair of Top 40 hits. Smyth had a remarkable stage presence and drew large audiences through the mid-1980s. In the early 1990s she again reached the Top 10 with the hit single “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”, a duet sung with Don Henley. She performed and co-wrote with James Ingram the song “Look What Love Has Done” for the 1994 motion picture, Junior. The work earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Smyth married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997.
Scandal is a rock band from the 1980s fronted by Patty Smyth. The band scored a hit in the United States with the song “The Warrior”, which peaked at No. 7 in 1984. Their other major hits were “Goodbye to You” (1982 – No. 65 US), “Love’s Got A Line On You” (1983 – No. 59 US), “Hands Tied” (1984 – No. 41 US), and “Beat of A Heart” (1985 – No. 41 US). – Wikipedia
|1||Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (with Don Henley)|
|2||Where Do The Children Go (with The Hooters)|
|5||Beat Of A Heart|
|8||Goodbye To You|
|9||Love’s Got A Line On You|
|11||Isn’t It Enough|
|12||I Should Be Laughing|
|15||Only The Young|
|16||River Of Love|
|17||Less Than Half|
|19||Make Me A Believer|
|20||Everyone Gets Older|
Joseph Fidler “Joe” Walsh (born Joseph Fidler; November 20, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has been a member of three commercially successful bands: the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles. He has also experienced success both as a solo artist and prolific session musician. He holds the number 54 spot in Rolling Stone magazine‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Walsh has produced albums for artists such as Dan Fogelberg and Ringo Starr. He was a background musician (1st guitar solo) on Eagles bandmate Don Henley’s 1982 hit “Dirty Laundry” (listed as such in the liner notes of I Can’t Stand Still and Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits). Walsh played guitar throughout Who bassist John Entwistle’s 1981 solo album Too Late The Hero. Walsh has also contributed to albums by: America, REO Speedwagon, Andy Gibb, Wilson Phillips, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Steve Winwood, and on the Richard Marx hit “Don’t Mean Nothing”.
Onscreen Walsh has appeared in: The Blues Brothers, RoboCop, Promised Land, The Drew Carey Show, Duckman, MADtv, Rock the Cradle and Zachariah.
On February 12, 2012, Walsh appeared on stage with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and McCartney’s band at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to close out the Grammy Awards show.
Walsh was a regular guest deejay on the Los Angeles radio station, KLOS during the mid-1980s. They had a Saturday evening feature, with celebrity guest-hosts taking over the mic (Walsh was the guest host far more frequently than any other). He was also a frequent guest and guest-host of Detroit & Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl.
Walsh also appeared on the 60th Episode of Live From Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall, which premiered on November 15, 2012. (SouRce: Wikipedia)
|1||Life’s Been Good|
|2||A Life of Illusion|
|3||Rocky Mountain Way|
|4||Space Age Whiz Kids|
|5||Ordinary Average Guy|
|7||The Radio Song|
|8||Vote for Me|
|9||I Can Play That Rock & Roll|
|10||All of a Sudden|
|11||In My Car|
|12||All Night Long|
|13||Wild Ride (with Kenny Chesney)|
|14||Funk #49 (James Gang)|
|15||Midnight Man (James Gang)|
|16||Turn to Stone|
|19||Over and Over|
|20||Last Good Time In Town|
Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey formed the Eagles after he met drummer Don Henley in 1970 and the two eventually joined Linda Ronstadt‘s backup band for her summer tour. The Eagles formed in 1971 and released their debut album in 1972. Glenn Frey played guitar with the Eagles as well as piano and keyboards, and shared lead vocals with Don Henley. The Eagles broke up in 1980 after becoming one of the most successful bands of all time. Frey sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling“, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Lyin’ Eyes“, “New Kid in Town“, and “Heartache Tonight“. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits “The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “Sexy Girl”, “The Heat Is On”, and “You Belong to the City“. As a member of the Eagles, Frey has won six Grammys, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles have sold over 120 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. As a solo artist and with the Eagles combined, Frey has released 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. (Source: Wikipedia)
|1||You Belong to the City|
|2||The Heat Is On|
|4||Part of Me, Part of You|
|5||The One You Love|
|8||I Found Somebody|
|9||River of Dreams|
|10||I’ve Got Mine|
|11||All Those Lies|
|15||Don’t Give Up|
|17||This Way to Happiness|
|18||Love in the 21st Century|
Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released in 1980. The Eagles unofficially disbanded on July 31, 1980 after their concert at Long Beach. However, the band still owed Elektra/Asylum a live record from the tour. Eagles Live (released that November) was mixed by Glenn Frey and Don Henley on opposite coasts – the two decided they could not stand to be in the same state, let alone the same studio, and as Bill Szymczyk put it, the record’s perfect three-part harmonies were fixed “courtesy of Federal Express.” The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide said it is “perhaps the most heavily overdubbed [live album] in history.” “Seven Bridges Road” was released as a single and would become a top-40 hit. The song was a showcase for the band’s close harmony singing; the first and last verses feature all five Eagles singing in five-part harmony.
“Hotel California” (Felder, Henley, Frey) – 6:55
“Heartache Tonight” (Henley, Frey, Bob Seger, Souther)– 4:35
“I Can’t Tell You Why” (Schmit, Henley, Frey) – 5:24
“The Long Run” (Henley, Frey) – 5:35
“New Kid in Town” (Henley, Frey, J. D. Souther) – 5:45
“Life’s Been Good” (Walsh) – 9:38
“Seven Bridges Road” (Steve Young) – 3:05
“Wasted Time” (Henley, Frey) – 5:40
“Take It to the Limit” (Henley, Frey, Meisner) – 5:20
“Doolin-Dalton (Reprise II)” (Henley, Frey, Jim Ed Norman) – 0:44
“Desperado” (Henley, Frey) – 4:04 .
“Saturday Night” (Meisner, Henley, Frey, Bernie Leadon) – 3:55
“All Night Long” (Walsh) – 5:40
“Life in the Fast Lane” (Henley, Frey, Walsh) – 5:10
“Take It Easy” (Jackson Browne, Frey) – 5:20