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Don henley actual miles Garden of Allah. Listen on Apple Music. Don Henley anchored the Eagles as the band's drummer, frequent frontman, and co-leader.
He wrote and sang many of their biggest songs -- "Hotel California," "Desperado," "The Long Run," "Best of My Love," "Life in the Fast Lane," "One of These Nights" were among his signatures, classic rock staples all -- but he also considerable success on his own in the '80s following Don henley actual miles group's disbandment.
Although this didn't have as many Don henley actual miles 40 hits Don henley actual miles the title track reached eight, followed by "The Last Worthless Evening" and "The Heart of the Matter," both peaking at 21 -- it was a bigger hit, going platinum six times, but after it ran its cycle, Henley decided to turn his Don henley actual miles to reuniting the Eagles ina project that kept him busy off and on for the next two years.
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His parents -- his WWII veteran father ran an auto parts business, his mother taught -- instilled a love of music into him at an early age but despite having some piano lessons, he didn't take to playing music as a child. Henley instead was drawn to football and he played into high school, when he suffered an injury that Don henley actual miles him to switch over to the marching band.
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Singer Linda Ronstadt contracted Frey to assemble a touring band, so he asked Henley to join him, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner, and this quartet supported the singer just once -- at a July show at Disneyland -- but they did back Ronstadt on her self-titled album.
Before that album was released, this quartet became the Eagles, signing a deal with David Geffen's Asylum Records. The Eagles' self-titled debut kicked off a decade of dominance for the band. This debut featured the Top 10 hit "Witchy Woman" along with the Top 40 hits "Take It Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling," a good start that was slowed somewhat by the underperforming Desperado; it'd later eclipse its predecessor in platinum certifications, but it went
Don henley actual miles further than upon its release, and none of its singles cracked the Top Things started to rebound with 's On the Border, which gave the group its first number one Billboard hit with the Henley-sung ballad "Best of My Love.
Not only was it the first album certified platinum by the RIAA, it would go on to sell 42 million copies worldwide, 29 million of those in the U. Before Their Greatest Hits reached Don henley actual miles heights came Hotel California, the album that turned the Eagles into superstars.
Released in time for ChristmasHotel California had a pair of chart-topping singles in "New Kid in Town" and Don henley actual miles California" "Life in the Fast Lane" went to 11 and it not only reached number one, it kept selling for decades, eventually earning 16 platinum certifications from the RIAA. One more studio album followed: Henley launched his solo career infirst appearing as Stevie Nicks' duet partner on the Top 10 single "Leather and Lace" and then releasing I Can't Stand Still, an album he with Greg Ladanyi and co-wrote in large part with Danny Kortchmar.
Its first single, "Johnny Can't Read," didn't crack the Top 40 but "Dirty Laundry" became a big hit, reaching number three on Billboard it'd eventually earn a Gold certification, the only Henley solo single to do so.
Henley's big solo breakthrough arrived inwhen he released "The Boys of Summer" as the first single from Building the Perfect Beast. Over the next year, it racked up sales -- it peaked at 13 on the Billboard on its way to triple-platinum certification -- and also generated three
Don henley actual miles singles in Four years after this successful run of singles, Henley returned in with The End Don henley actual Don henley actual miles the Innocence, a moody, deliberative album that turned into his biggest solo success, reaching number eight on the Billboard Ultimately, the album didn't generate as many
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On the heels of this success, Henley slowly became entangled in a dispute over his record contract Don henley actual miles Geffen Don henley actual miles, culminating in the label's breach-of-contract Don henley actual miles against the singer.
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Don henley actual miles Eagles rolled on, Henley continued with his solo career. Over the next few years, Henley was quiet but he finally returned in with Inside Job, his first album for Warner Bros. Supported Don henley actual miles the number one adult contemporary single "Taking You Home," the album entered the Billboard charts at seven and was certified platinum.
Another prolonged period of inactivity followed -- much of this time was devoted to political concerns and the Eagles -- but in the early years of the s, he began working on a new country-oriented album called Cass County. The Boys of Summer. Not Enough Love In the World.
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