Randy Meisner, the retired American vocalist and also co-founding participant of the Eagles, passed away on July 26 in Los Angeles because of issues from persistent obstructive lung condition (COPD), according to a declaration shared by the band on their internet site. He was 77.
Meisner, in addition to Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and also Bernie Leadon, created the Eagles in 1971. He played bass and also sang on numerous of the rock band’s most precious cds consisting of “Eagles,” “Desperado,” “On The Border,” “One of These Nights,” and also “Hotel California.” He co-wrote the band’s hit track “Take It to the Limit,” which he additionally sang.
“The Eagles are sad to report that founding member, bassist, and vocalist, Randy Meisner, passed away last night (July 26) in Los Angeles at age 77, due to complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD),” checks out the band’s main declaration. The article additionally consisted of the adhering to remembrance from the Eagles:“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band. His vocal range was astonishing, as is evident on his signature ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit’.”
Before his success with the Eagles, Meisner was a bassist for the band Poco, with previous Buffalo Springfield participants Richie Furay and also Jim Messina, and also was a singer for Rick Nelson’s Rock Canyon Band. Meisner shows up on the Canyon Band’s “In Concert at the Troubadour” (which he co-produced), and also “Rudy The Fifth,” and also makes a cameo in “Easy to Be Free,” a docudrama of the Rock Canyon Band’s 1969 excursion.
He was born upon March 8, 1946 in Scotts Bluff, Neb., however routinely went back to Los Angeles to seek his songs job. He used sessions for John Stewart and also Compton & & Batteau till he was hired by John Boylan to do with Linda Ronstadt along with her support artists Henley and also Frey (Leadon was collaborating with the Traveling Burrito Brothers at the time, Ronstadt informed Signboard, and also he later on signed up with Meisner and also Leadon as the charter member of the Eagles.
“They used to rehearse in my house, where I was living with J.D., ’cause we had a bigger living room than they did,” Ronstadt claimed.“And I remember coming home one day and they had rehearsed ‘Witchy Woman’ and they had all the harmonies worked out, four-part harmonies. It was fantastic. I knew it was gonna be a hit. You could just tell. They had really strong voices, really strong playing, really strong songwriting ideas and they had an extended pool of songwriters like Jack Tempchin and J.D. Souther and Jackson Browne. It was just an amazing time. There was no way they could miss with all that going for them.”
Meisner left the band in 1977 and also the band changed him with the exact same artist that had actually prospered him in Poco, Timothy B. Schmit. He took place to launch a couple of solo cds including his self-titled embed in 1978 and also 1980’s“One More Song.”
Meisner was left out from the Eagles’ get-together excursion in 1994 however showed up next to the band for a 1998 look at the New york city City induction event for the Rock-and-roll Hall of Popularity. They did “Take It Easy” and also “Hotel California.” He was additionally welcomed by the Eagles to participate in their “History of the Eagles” globe excursion in 2013 however was incapable to join them because of his continuous health and wellness problems.
According to the Eagles’ declaration, funeral plans for Meisner are pending.