Randy Meisner
Pogo’s Electric Cowboy, Omaha, NE, March 1, 1981

UNO Gateway, February 27, 1981

Attending the show that night were Randy’s parents, Herman and Emilie, who had made the trip from his hometown of Scottsbluff. After the show, his parents stood on stage with him onstage as Randy was given the keys to the city by Carol Veys, daughter of Mayor Al Veys. Not to be left out, Randy’s mom was given a silver plate engraved with the city seal. Randy thanked Ms. Veys with a kiss on the cheek and, since it was her 25th birthday, presented her with a cake.

Omaha World-Herald, March 2, 1981

In the lead up to the concert, Randy was interviewed by Steve Millburg from the Omaha World-Herald where he discussed living in Palm Springs and his decision not to retire from music after he left the Eagles (“I could have.”)

Omaha World-Herald, February 28, 1981

Talent Show, Scottsbluff High School, March 28th, 1961

The talent show was sponsored by the Student Council Foreign Exchange Committee. The proceeds benefitted the foreign exchange student fund.

Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 26, 1961

Rehearsals for the show on Monday, March 27th at the school auditorium (see school schedule on the left). A photo from the 1961 Scottsbluff High School yearbook (right) shows Randy and classmates, John Ankeny and John Roberts, during this rehearsal session. Ankeny was Randy’s bandmate in two of his high school bands: The Deacons and The Drivin’ Dynamics.

More 1961 yearbook photos (Randy is not pictured):

Sidney High School Christmas Cotillion, Sidney, NE
December 14, 1963

The dance took place at the Ft Sidney Motor Hotel.

Sidney Telegraph, December 13, 1963

The yearbook page below includes a picture of the band. Randy is on the right.

In the photo at bottom right (L-R): Bobby Soto, Larry Soto, and Randy Meisner

The following article is perhaps The Dynamics first-ever review. The students at the dance were asked what they thought of the band.
Even then the critics were tough.

Sidney Telegraph, December 20, 1963

Photo Archive: The Drivin’ Dynamics, 1964

Photographer: Downey Studio, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Location: National Guard Armory, Scottsbluff

The posed photo was also used in a 1964 newspaper ad for the Dynamics’ New Years’ Eve dance at Terry’s Arena in Scottsbluff.

Clipping courtesy of Steve Cassells.