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Encyclopedia > Randy Meisner
Randy Meisner
Background information
Birth name Randy Herman Meisner
Born March 8, 1946 (1946-03-08) (age 61)
Flag of the United States Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock, Country rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, Bass guitar
Years active 1969 - present
Label(s) Asylum
Epic
Rev-Ola
Associated
acts
Eagles
Poco

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Contents

Early Years

Meisner was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Throughout his professional musical career, Meisner's main activity has been as bass guitarist and backup vocalist. His first public playing experience was with a local band named The Dynamics (later The Drivin' Dynamics) in 1961. In 1965, he moved to California with a band named The Poor. Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Meisner turned to supporting himself through studio sessions. In 1969, he appeared on Poco's first album, Pickin' Up the Pieces. He ceased playing with the band shortly before the record was released and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. While his photograph does not appear on the album jacket, credit for his contributions are given in the album notes. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Poco is an American country rock band. ... Pickin Up The Pieces is the debut album by Country Rock pioneers Poco. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California), is a bass guitarist and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ...


In 1970, Meisner joined Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band. He appears on both In Concert at The Troubadour,1969 and Rudy The Fifth. At the same time, he was active in Linda Ronstadt's backup band which featured Don Henley, Glenn Frey & Bernie Leadon. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Hilliard Ricky Nelson, alternately Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. ... In Concert at The Troubadour,1969 is a live Country Rock album by Rick Nelson recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on December 13, 1969. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Tenure with the Eagles

In 1971, he, along with Henley, Frey and Leadon, formed the Eagles and they released their eponymous debut album in 1972. The success of the Eagles brought an end to Meisner's session work, as well as his involvement with the Linda Ronstadt band. While he usually manned the bass and handled backing vocals for the Eagles, he also played guitar on Desperado and On The Border and guitar and guitarron on Hotel California. During his stint with the band, he wrote and/or co-wrote songs on each of the group's first five albums - most notably "Take It to the Limit" on One of These Nights - and was featured as lead vocalist on several songs. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... For the restaurant chain, see On the Border (restaurant). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Modern acoustic bass guitars The acoustic bass guitar is a popular modern term to describe an acoustic musical instrument based on the configuration of basses pioneered by Leo Fenders electric Precision Bass. ... This article is about the album. ... Take It to the Limit is an album by Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings, released in 1983 on Columbia Records. ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ...


Meisner's time in the band was reportedly weighed down by his desire to be with his family. According to ex-Eagle Don Felder, Meisner constantly threatened to resign. After the release of Hotel California in 1976, Meisner made good on his threats, citing "exhaustion" from touring. He would be replaced again by Timothy B. Schmit, coincidentally the same bassist who replaced him in Poco. 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. ... This article is about the album. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California), is a bass guitarist and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... Poco is an American country rock band. ...


Solo career

Meisner went on to release solo albums in 1978 (Randy Meisner), 1980 (One More Song); and 1982 with the CBS release (Randy Meisner) which was recorded with members of the rock band Heart. He also resumed his session-playing; supporting James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, Bob Welch, Richie Furay, Richard Marx, Peter Lewis, Danny O'Keefe, Mac Gayden & Electric Range - as well as being part of the one-hit band Black Tie (a cover of Buddy Holly's "Learning The Game"). Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Randy Meisner is the self-titled debut album by Randy Meisner, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... One More Song is the second album by Randy Meisner, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Randy Meisner is the third album (and the second self-titled) by Randy Meisner, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington State, USA. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... The cover of the album The Essential Dan Fogelberg Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. ... Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. ... Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Peter B. Lewis is the Cleveland, Ohio-area based Chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies. ... Danny OKeefe was a singer/songwriter of the 1970s. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959),[1] better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ...


Meisner's band reunion activities have included the Legacy album with Poco in 1989 and the Eagles' 1998 appearance at the New York induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where all seven past and present members of the Eagles performed Take It Easy and Hotel California. Legacy is the 17th album by the Country Rock band Poco. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Take it Easy a spatial bingo game from Ravensburger. ... This article is about the album. ...


Imposter

A man named Lewis Morgan of Atlanta, GA started impersonating Meisner beginning in 1989. His identity wasn't discovered until 1997. In 1998, he was arrested and spent 16 months in jail, but upon his release continued his charade and was still doing so as of 2006. Most people are not familiar with Meisner's particular appearance, and Morgan used that truth to con instrument manufacturers, casino owners, and starry-eyed women.[1][2]


Eagles Songs

Eagles songs written or co-written by Randy Meisner

Played On James Taylor's Album "Sweet Baby James" Eagles is the first studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1972. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The 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. ... 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. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ... This article is about the album. ...


Eagles songs featuring Randy Meisner on lead or co-lead vocal

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

Discography

Albums

Randy Meisner is the self-titled debut album by Randy Meisner, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... One More Song is the second album by Randy Meisner, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Randy Meisner is the third album (and the second self-titled) by Randy Meisner, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Dallas is a live album by Randy Meisner, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ...

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Deep Inside My Heart" Pop Singles 22
1981 "Hearts On Fire" Mainstream Rock 14
1981 "Hearts On Fire" Pop Singles 19
1982 "Never Been In Love" Pop Singles 28

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Randy Meisner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (621 words)
Randall H. Meisner, normally known as Randy Meisner, (born 8 March 1946) is a bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his contribution as a founding member of the country-rock group The Eagles.
In 1977 Meisner left The Eagles; releasing solo albums in 1978 (Randy Meisner);1980 (One More Song); 1982 with the CBS release (Randy Meisner) which was recorded with members of the rock band Heart.
Meisner's band reunion activities have included the Legacy album with Poco in 1989 and The Eagles' 1999 appearance at the Cleveland, Ohio, USA, National Rock and Roll Hall Fame (with all six other current or former Eagles' members).
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