We take a closer look at the gig history of Randy’s first band, The Dynamics, through clippings and remembrances of those who were there.
“Rick Nelson was one of the best people I’ve ever known–really humble and nice. He never played the star. He was way beyond that.” –Randy […]
In this interview, published by Teen magazine in February 1981, Randy talks about taking piano lessons as a kid, his early struggles in California, and leaving the Eagles.
Tucked away near the end of Hotel California is the last song Randy wrote during his tenure with the Eagles, “Try And Love Again.” Today, the song is considered a deep track, but in 1976, it was a hit with contemporary critics, who felt it was the highlight of the album.
The Eagles headlined the show and were supported by Mountain.
The Eagles played to a venue that was only about a third full, but gave an impressive performance. Listen to a rare audience recording of Randy performing “Tryin'” and Certain Kind Of Fool.”
An overlooked, yet pivotal, period of Randy Meisner’s career took place between 1966 and 1968 when he was a member of the short-lived, Denver garage rock band, The Poor. Here, I hope to provide a comprehensive look at the band’s origins and brief existence on the L.A. music scene during the Summer Of Love.
Throughout his career, Randy has appeared on dozens of albums by his friends and colleagues. Here are a few highlights.
A variation on my In His Own Words series. Here friends and colleagues tell us what they think of Randy.
The Eagles were the main attraction at the all-star festival at Edgewater Raceway Park near Cincinnati.
On March 10th, 1973, the Eagles played to a “half-full, but enthusiastic” crowd at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Randy’s bass playing is compared to Rick Danko & his “chillingly beautiful” performance of “Certain Kind Of Fool” is a showstopper.
A closer look at the Eagles appearance at Popgala, a two-day, made-for-TV pop festival in Voorburg, Netherlands, which featured thirteen bands, and aired a week later on Dutch television.
Randy’s stint as a session musician remains some of the most overlooked of his career. Between December 8th and December 19th, 1969, he played on two albums that would become a turning point in the careers of the artist. The first was James Taylor’s SWEET BABY JAMES. The second was the thirteenth album by one of country music’s original outlaws, Waylon Jennings.
In early August 1975, the Eagles arrived in the Windy City for a concert and took a series of photos on Lake Michigan, one of which appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Twenty years ago this month, Randy attended a 40th anniversary celebration for the Drivin’ Dynamics in Gering, Nebraska.