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

The Summit, Houston, TX
February 12, 1981

Randy opened for The Beach Boys in his first concert appearance in two-and-a-half years.

He gave a memorable performance, as witnessed by Dale Adamson, from the Houston Chronicle, who felt Randy’s set was the “bright spot” of the whole evening:

“The only real bright spot to Thursday’s show was ex-Eagle Randy Meisner’s opening set. Although he hasn’t quite developed into a forceful bandleader yet, his group’s tight harmonies and bright country rock sound–particularly on tunes like ‘Heart’s On Fire’ and ‘Trouble Ahead’–provided the only fully satisfying musical moments in an otherwise altogether forgettable evening.”

Adamson interviewed Randy backstage after the concert. Read the full interview here.

Houston Chronicle, February 14, 1981

Randy gave a rare and candid interview to the Houston Chronicle following the concert. Read the full interview below: