The Eagles-Ronstadt-Browne package played before a crowd of 55,000 people on Sunday, Sept. 28, 1975 at the Sunshine Festival at Anaheim Stadium in California. JD Souther was a guest of all three bands. This also was founding member Bernie Leadon’s last concert with the Eagles.

Source: LA Times (Los Angeles, California) Aug. 23, 1975


Ad in the LA Times ~ Aug. 31, 1975


Concert Ticket


Glenn Frey tuning guitars in a truck before the show.


Jackson Browne and his son, Ethan.

In our little circle, Jackson was touched earliest by tragedy. His beautiful young wife, Phyllis, who was a troubled girl long before they met, committed suicide, leaving him a small child to raise. Jackson, devastated, did his best to step up to the task. I remember him and his little son running up and down the aisle of our tour bus. Jackson had a beach towel tied around his neck to resemble Superman’s cape, trying to make touring life seem like it was something normal – trying to ransom his boy’s childhood from the fate he’d been dealt by the death of his mother.”
Excerpt from “Linda Ronstadt ~ Simple Dreams ~ A Musical Memoir”, by Linda Ronstadt ~ © 2013


Linda Ronstadt


Jackson Browne


Jackson Browne and the crowd
Jackson with David Lindley (Linda Ronstadt’s cousin)

JD Souther


The Eagles


Randy Meisner


Bernie Leadon


Don Felder

“We played to a crowd of fifty-five thousand people at Anaheim Stadium. It was the biggest gig we’d ever done in Southern California since the California Jam (which I missed)* – an incredible, memorable night. It was the twentieth anniversary of James Dean’s death, which meant a great deal to Glenn, who was a big fan. We followed Jackson Brown and Linda Ronstadt, and I can remember looking out on the sea of eager young fans camped out under the spotlights while the stage literally shook with the reverberation of their cheering and foot-stamping.”
Excerpt from “Heaven and Hell My Life In The Eagles (1974-2001)”, by Don Felder with Wendy Holden
, ©2008
*due to his wife having their child


Glenn Frey


Don Henley


Randy and Glenn


Randy


Bernie Leadon


Randy
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


Randy
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


L to R: Randy, Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey and Don Felder
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


Don Henley and Don Felder
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


Don Felder
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


Glenn Frey
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


The Eagles
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


Source: LA Times (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 30, 1975 ~ Part 1
By Robert Hilburn, Times Pop Music Critic
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Source: LA Times (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 30, 1975 ~ Part 2
By Robert Hilburn, Times Pop Music Critic

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Source: LA Times (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 30, 1975 ~ Part 3
By Robert Hilburn, Times Pop Music Critic

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Source: The Independent (Long Beach, California) Sept. 30, 1975


Source: LA Times (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 30, 1975


Bernie Leadon
One of the Founding Members of the ‘Eagles’
The Eagles’ last concert with Leadon was in the fall of 1975 in front of 55,000 fans at Anaheim Stadium in California
Source: Excerpt from ‘History of Rock 1976’, Page 137
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, 1975


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    1. You’re welcome, Esther! Jess and I work as a team. We try and divide our projects up ahead of time so that we both don’t work on the same thing. She is the one who found these great pictures and remembered that I was working on the Sunshine Festival post. True to form she passed them on to me. I have to give a big shout out to her. What great pictures for what must have been an awesome concert!

    1. Janis, I felt the same way. I finished Linda’s book about a month ago. I knew I had to include it in one of the posts.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Gary! How wonderful for you and your brother to see the Eagles during their heyday.

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