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Don Felder

Background information
Born September 21, 1947 (1947-09-21) (age 60)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitars, Slide Guitar, Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin
Years active 1974 - present
Associated
acts
Eagles
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson ES-355

Donald William[1] Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974-1980 and from 1994-2001. Felder was the primary guitar soloist and co-writer of the Eagles' hit song "Hotel California". Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (721x1024, 48 KB)This is a promo photo I obtained from http://feldermusic. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Gainesville, Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Alachua Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City  49. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... A Dobro style resonator guitar Steel guitar, strictly speaking, refers to a method of playing using a metal slide (or steel) on a guitar played horizontally, with the strings uppermost. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... The Gibson ES-355TD-SV was Gibsons top of the range thin line (TD) semi acoustic guitar, fitted with stereo wiring and varitone (SV). ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Gainesville, Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Alachua Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City  49. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977. ...

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Early life and influences

Don Felder was first attracted to music after watching Elvis Presley live on the Ed Sullivan show. He got his first guitar when he was around 11, which he is believed to have exchanged with a friend for a handful of cherry bombs. 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 & 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. “Elvis” redirects here. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by Ed Sullivan. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... Bernard 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. ...


After the band broke up, Felder went to New York with a band called "Flow", which released only a single jazz album. While in New York, Felder improved his mastery of the guitar and learned various styles. This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


After Flow broke up, Felder moved to Boston, where he got a job in a recording studio. There he met the rest of the Eagles in 1971, while they were on their first tour. In 1972, Felder moved to California where he was hired as guitar player for an album by David Blue. He helped Blue put together a tour, in which they opened for Crosby and Nash for around nine months. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... David Blue was a singer-songwriter from the folk rock movement of the 1960s, he didnt produce a lot of records, and eventually died in obscurity while jogging in the early 1980s. ...


Eagles

In 1974 Felder was called by the Eagles to add slide guitar to their song "Good Day in Hell". On the next day he was invited to join the band, some say after a similar offer made to Joe Walsh was rejected. Walsh in turn joined the band a year later, after Bernie Leadon quit. Felder and Walsh were already friends, and together they added a harder edge to Eagles music. The band started moving away from their earlier country rock style, towards rock and roll. On the band's fourth album, One of These Nights, Felder sang lead vocal on the song "Visions," which he co-wrote with Don Henley. This is the only Eagles song that Don Felder has ever sung lead vocal on. Good Day in Hell is a song by the Eagles, from their third album, On the Border. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... Bernard 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ... 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. ...


The first album to be released by the Eagles after their makeover was the legendary Hotel California. The album was a major hit. Felder wrote the music for the album's title track, "Hotel California", and had originally introduced it, as an instrumental demo, to Henley and Frey who dismissed it as "Mexican Reggae"[2], though it would become the band's most successful recording. After the release of Hotel California and the tour that followed, the Eagles found themselves under tremendous pressure to repeat this success. Their next album, The Long Run took almost three years to complete, after which, the band broke up. This article is about the album. ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ...


Post-1970s career

Following the break up of the Eagles, Felder focused more on his family but also embarked on a solo career. In 1983, he released a rock and roll album titled Airborne which to date remains his only solo LP, although he contributed the songs "Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)" and "All of You" to the 1981 film "Heavy Metal" as well as the title track from the movie "Wild Life". In 1985-86 he hosted a musical comedy show entitled FTV. In 1986 he wrote and performed all the music and the theme song to the animated series Galaxy High. Airborne is an album by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. ... Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian animated film from executive producer Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine. ... The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Fast Times at Ridgmont High writer Cameron Crowe, and directed by Art Linson. ... FTV is a three-letter abbreviation that stands for : Federalna Televizija, the government television station in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Galaxy High was an American animated series that premiered on September 13, 1986 on CBS and ran for 13 episodes until December 6, 1986. ...


Felder appeared in the 1980 film "Caddyshack", particularly the synchronized swim scene in the golf club pool. Caddyshack is a 1980 U.S. comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. ...


In 1994, the Eagles (including Felder) regrouped for a concert aired on MTV, which resulted in the new album Hell Freezes Over. Felder continued as a member of the Eagles through their 1999-2000 New Year's concerts. Hell Freezes Over is an album by The Eagles, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ...


Termination and lawsuit

On February 6, 2001, Don Felder was fired from the Eagles. Felder responded by filing two lawsuits against "Eagles, Ltd., a California corporation; Don Henley, an individual; Glenn Frey, an individual; and Does 1-50", alleging wrongful termination, breach of implied-in-fact contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, reportedly seeking $50,000,000 in damages.[3][4] is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The name John Doe is generally used in the United States as a placeholder name for a male party in a legal action or legal discussion whose true identity is unknown. ...


In his latter complaint, Felder alleged that from the 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour onward, Henley and Frey had "...insisted that they each receive a higher percentage of the band's profits...", whereas the money had previously been split in five equal portions. Felder also accused them of coercing him into signing an agreement under which Henley and Frey would receive three times as much of the Selected Works: 1972-1999 proceeds as would Felder. This box set, released in November 2000 sold approximately 267,000 copies at about $60 apiece. Hell Freezes Over is an album by The Eagles, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ...


On behalf of his clients Henley and Frey, attorney Daniel M. Petrocelli stated: Daniel M. Petrocelli is an American defense attorney, known in part for his work in a 1997 wrongful death civil suit against O.J. Simpson and for reperesenting Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling. ...

[Henley and Frey] felt, creatively — chemistry-wise and performance-wise — that he should no longer be part of the band.... They removed him, and they had every legal right to do so. This has been happening with rock 'n' roll bands since day one.[3]

Henley and Frey then counter-sued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a "tell-all" book. No such book has yet been published; however, Hyperion Books has announced the forthcoming release (scheduled for October 2007) of a memoir by Felder, to be entitled Heaven and Hell. Breach of contract is a legal concept in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other partys performance. ...


On January 23, 2002, the Los Angeles County Court consolidated the two complaints. Judge Mel Red Recana presides. Recana is also the author of the 1997 paperback How to Try Your Own Case in Court-And Win! (ISBN 1-880090-31-7). On May 8, 2007 the case was dismissed after being settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Discography

Eagles albums
Solo albums

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. ... This article is about the album. ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released in 1980. ... Hell Freezes Over is an album by The Eagles, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... Airborne is an album by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. ...

Eagles Songs

Eagles songs co-written by Don Felder

One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ... 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. ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... This article is about the album. ... 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. ... J.D. Souther, born John David Souther on November 3, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is a singer-songwriter country rock singer and actor. ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977. ... This article is about the album. ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ...

Eagles song featuring Don Felder on lead vocal

One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ...

Trivia

  • The third minute of Mojo Nixon's 1990 song "Don Henley Must Die" contains an exaggerated rendition of the "Hotel California" guitar solo, which was originally performed by Felder. Ironically, this segment is followed by Nixon's voiceover to the guitarist "Quit playing that crap! You're out of the band!" Felder, however, would not be fired until eleven years after the song's release.

Mojo Nixon (born Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr. ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Der Country-Star-Kalender: September
  2. ^ http://www.glennfreyonline.com/quotes/songs.htm
  3. ^ a b Leeds, Jeff. "Reborn Eagles Lose Peaceful, Easy Feeling", Los Angeles Times, 2002-12-08, p. C-1. 
  4. ^ Atwood, Brett. "Eagles Sued by Don Felder Over Dismissal", Yahoo! Music, 2001-02-12. 

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References

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Don Felder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (632 words)
Don Felder (born Donald Felder, on September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician, best known as guitarist for The Eagles from 1974-2001.
Don Felder was first attracted to music after watching Elvis live on the Ed Sullivan show.
On February 6, 2001, Don Felder was fired from the Eagles.
Music-Atlas: Don Felder biography, pictures and facts (645 words)
Additionally, Felder was one of the group's longest-standing members (second only founders Henley and Frey), before his abrupt ousting from the Eagles in the early 21st century.
Afterwards, Felder was invited to serve as a touring guitarist for Graham Nash, but when he was asked to join the Eagles, he accepted (even though he suspected the band wouldn't last for much longer, due to inter-band hostility).
Felder contributed guitar to such hit Eagles albums as 1974's On the Border and One of these Nights, but the band was still searching for the missing piece to their puzzle.
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