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Bernie Leadon

Leadon performing during the 1970s
Background information
Birth name Bernard Leadon
Born July 19, 1947 (1947-07-19) (age 60)
Flag of the United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock music, Country music
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, Lead Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar,
Years active 1961 - Present
Label(s) Asylum
Really Small Entertainment
Associated
acts
Eagles
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Scottsville Squirrel Barkers
Hearts & Flowers
Dillard & Clark
Website www.bernieleadon.com

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Biography

Leadon played with various Southern California bluegrass and country rock groups in the 1960s, such as The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers (with future Byrd Chris Hillman), Hearts & Flowers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Dillard & Clark, in the 1960s, featuring his work on dobro, banjo and mandolin, as well as guitar. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... L-R: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn The Byrds were an American rock music group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby. ... Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers was an early country rock band, best known for their influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ... Dillard & Clark were a Country Rock duo which featured Folk Rock legend Gene Clark and Bluegrass banjo virtuoso Doug Dillard, plus fellow musicians Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Byron Berline, and Michael Clarke. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


Introduced to the songwriting, singing and instrumental skills of Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Randy Meisner while all were members of Linda Ronstadt's backing band, the quartet tendered their resignation en masse and formed their own group, dubbing themselves "the Eagles" as a nod to seminal folk rockers the Byrds in 1971. Leadon used his boyhood choir training to arrange intricate harmony vocals on the Eagles' first few albums. He also wrote or co-wrote several songs, including the band's second hit, "Witchy Woman." Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums and has made guest appearances on over 100 other albums. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964) were an American rock band. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ...


Between 1972 and 1975, Leadon rose to stardom with the Eagles indulging in the rock-star life along the way. He was also in a relationship with then-Governor Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis. Leadon left the band in December 1975, reportedly announcing his resignation by pouring a beer over Frey's head. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Reagan redirects here. ... Patti Davis (born Patricia Ann Reagan on October 21, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Davis. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ...


Since then, Leadon has played with numerous other country and bluegrass artists, including a stint with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He is thought to be one of the members of Run C&W, a novelty group singing Motown hits "bluegrass style." Leadon released his second solo effort in 27 years, 2004's Mirror. Leadon is also known as a surfing enthusiast. country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since the original founding in California in 1965. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...


He also co-founded the now defunct Pioneer Music Group in Japan which released an album from former Atlantic Records recording artist Judson Spence; an effort Leadon also produced. It is not known who will portray Leadon in the planned Eagles biopic. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... A Judson Spence Timeline: 4/29/65 Judson Timothy Spence was born at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ...


Leadon reunited with the Eagles' in 1998 in New York City for induction in the National Rock & Roll Hall Fame (with all six other current or former Eagles members), and all seven performed together on Take It Easy, and Hotel California. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Take it Easy a spatial bingo game from Ravensburger. ... This article is about the album. ...


Eagles songs

Eagles songs written or co-written by Bernie Leadon

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Eagles' songs with Bernie Leadon on Lead Vocals

Eagles is the first studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1972. ... Eagles is the first studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1972. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... For the restaurant chain, see On the Border (restaurant). ... For the restaurant chain, see On the Border (restaurant). ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ...

External links

  • Bernie Leadon's official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bernie Leadon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
Bernie Leadon (born July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician, best known as a founding member of the country rock band The Eagles.
Leadon cut his teeth with various Southern California bluegrass and country rock groups in the 1960s, such as The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers (with future Byrd Chris Hillman), Hearts and Flowers, Dillard and Clark, and The Flying Burrito Brothers in the 1960s, featuring his work on banjo and mandolin, as well as guitar.
Leadon used his boyhood choir training to arrange intricate harmony vocals on the Eagles' first few albums, and displayed his considerable multi-instrumental skills to great effect.
Don Felder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (604 words)
He was heavily influenced by rock and roll and when he was 15, joined his first band, The Continentals, which also had Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame.
Around this time he also met Bernie Leadon, later one of the founding members of the Eagles.
Bernie replaced Stills and the band became the Maundy Quintet.
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