Bernie Leadon
American musician
Bernie Leadon
Bernard Mathew "Bernie" Leadon, III is an American musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Prior to the Eagles, he was a member of two pioneering and highly influential country rock bands, Dillard & Clark and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He is a multi-instrumentalist coming from a bluegrass background. He introduced elements of this music to a mainstream audience during his tenure with the Eagles.
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The Eagles' '<em>Hotel California</em>' at 40, '<em>Buffalo Springfield</em>' at 50
Huffington Post - 2 months
Quick, what is the state anthem of California? If you answer 'California, Here I Come,' you are, like me, wrong. If your answer is 'I Love You, California,' you are an unusually well-informed career state employee. And if, like billions of people around the world, you answer 'Hotel California,' well, you are technically wrong but, oh so right. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Hotel California,' both the song and the album it graces which is one of the most telling, and best-selling, albums of all time. The power and mystery of 'Hotel California' has tantalized and inspired, provoked and mystified ever since its exotic and evocative guitar figures and enigmatic lyrics were first heard 40 years ago. "It makes me want to go there and it makes me want to get away," said one tourist standing near a California street corner as a singer with a guitar gave the song a go. "Look at me," she said. "Here I am." December also marks the 50th anniversary of 'Buffal ...
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Don Felder Says He Wasnt Invited To Join Grammys Tribute To Glenn Frey
Huffington Post - about 1 year
• Jackson Browne, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and Don Henley of the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" at the Grammys Monday night. • Felder was fired from the band in 2001. Talk about a snub.  Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder was left out of last night's Grammys tribute to the late Glenn Frey, and he is not gonna "take it easy."  Felder, who was fired from The Eagles in 2001, tweeted his disappointment on Tuesday morning about not being included.  I would have been honored to have joined The Eagles last night for the Glenn Frey Tribute at the Grammys but sadly I was not invited. — Don Felder (@donfelder) February 16, 2016 Too badI couldn't have joined The Eagles last night for the Glenn Frey Tribute at the Grammys but I was not invited pic.twitter.com/YhYov7jAFK — Don Felder (@donfelder) February 16, 2016 Jackson Browne and Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh and Don Henley of the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" at the a ...
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Michael Sigman: Eagles Land, Then Soar in New Documentary
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In 1972, I was the singles reviewer for the music trade Record World. It was an awesome job, but someone had to do it. There were lots of mediocre records to plow through, but what a thrill it was when a clear-cut hit arrived -- like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," "Oh, Girl" by the Chi Lites and "Take It Easy," the first single from the Eagles. The breezy, hooky "Take it Easy," written by Jackson Browne (the "Winslow, Arizona" verse was added by Eagle Glenn Frey), distilled the California country rock sound pioneered by such winged-mates as the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. The Eagles -- Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner -- soon scored again with the spooky "Witchy Woman." Their third straight 1972 hit, "Peaceful Easy Feeling," assured their place in history as the only act to have two "Easy" chartmakers in the same year. I asked Henley whether the band knew they had a hit with "Take It Easy." He said, "We had no idea what would happen. We ...
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Seth Hurwitz: Not the Lefsetz Letter
Huffington Post - about 4 years
My first thought is, is that a mouse? But no, it's a huge cockroach, running up the wall and across the ceiling of Quesadilla Heaven -- a funky dive where the Ivy League old media zombies gather for lunch during South By. But the food is great. It's basically a patio with a kitchen next door, not too far from the Four Seasons. They do refried beans right. The beans are spicy, but not so hot you can't taste them. When the beehived waitress brings my plate of huevos rancheros, they are practically floating in a puddle of pork grease. She tells me you're supposed to use the corn tortillas to sop it up. INCREDIBLE! They only take cash here. The owner doesn't want to lose money to the credit card companies and his customers put up with it. I know, what a hassle! Soon, everyone will be paying with their phones anyway, like the Japanese. I'm sitting at what seems like a card table covered with a plastic red-and-white checkered tablecloth. There's a little bottle of green ...
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Toby Caldwell's dream of performing Eagles' 'Desperado' LP comes true - LubbockOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
By By William Kerns The Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Glen Frey and Bernie Leadon — never could have realized, back in 1973, that concept album “Desperado” would one day be embraced among the greatest country rock albums of all time
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Special Photo Exhibit Features Rock Groups 'America' and the 'Eagles' At ... - National Parks Traveler
Google News - over 5 years
This early photo of the Eagles, with original band members (from left to right)Glenn Frey, Randy Meissner, Don Henley , and Bernie Leadon, is part of an exhibit of album cover art now on display at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Henry Diltz
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Legendary band tuning up for Libby performance - KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News
Google News - over 5 years
Early members included Jackson Browne and Bernie Leadon, who would go on to the Eagles. Later joined by master mandolin player and instrumentalist John McEuen, the group slowly worked it&#39;s way to the monster hit &quot;Mr. Bojangles&quot; in 1970
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Konzert der Eagles für Charlene und Albert - Kuscheln im "Hotel California" - RP ONLINE
Google News - over 5 years
Und weil es eine so große Ehre ist, für das derzeitige Traumpaar des europäischen Hochadels spielen zu dürfen, machten es Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon und Randy Meisner sogar kostenlos. 200.000 Menschen wurden zu dem Konzert erwartet - nicht
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Rock and Roll Music Icon Fred Walecki, Owner of Westwood Music, Joins Max ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Or when Bernie Leadon promised to stand good for a Westwood Music charge account for his new band, which had come up with the questionable name of &quot;The Eagles.&quot; &quot;My family has been in the music business for many years,&quot; said Fred Walecki
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Info: Großmütter als Groupies - Hamburger Abendblatt
Google News - over 5 years
Von den Gründungsmitgliedern sind noch Don Henley und Glenn Frey dabei, Bernie Leadon und Randy Meisner verließen die Band 1976 beziehungsweise 1977 und wurden durch Joe Walsh und Timothy B. Schmit ersetzt. Der Ausnahmegitarrist Don Felder stieß 1974
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Ex-Eagle explains benefits of making music here - Nashville Ledger newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Bernie Leadon, who joined with drummer Don Henley, guitarist Glenn Frey and bassist Randy Meisner for the first and arguably best incarnation of The Eagles, exited the fast lane decades ago. The writer of such Eagles masterworks as Witchy Woman was
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美国前总统里根之女58岁拍裸照 15岁曾染毒瘾 - 万家热线
Google News - over 5 years
生活动荡的她也曾涉足演艺圈,参演过电视剧集《梦幻岛》(Fantasy Island)和《爱之船》(The Love Boat),与老鹰乐队的吉他手伯尼利顿(Bernie Leadon)曾经相恋,还和她的瑜珈教练有过四年的婚姻。在父亲当政期间,帕蒂公开
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美国前总统里根之女 58岁再为杂志拍裸照(图) - 中华网
Google News - over 5 years
生活动荡的她也曾涉足演艺圈,参演过电视剧集《梦幻岛》(Fantasy Island)和《爱之船》(The Love Boat),与老鹰乐队的吉他手伯尼利顿(Bernie Leadon)曾经相恋,还和她的瑜珈教练有过四年的婚姻。在父亲当政期间,帕蒂公开
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Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, poses nude at 58 - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - over 5 years
She was romantically linked to the Eagles member Bernie Leadon and was married to her yoga instructor for four years. During Reagan&#39;s presidential run, Davis vocally opposed nuclear weapons and supported the pro-choice movement
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雷根之女58歲再拍裸照 肌膚緊致容顏不老 - 美南新聞
Google News - almost 6 years
生活動盪的她也曾涉足演藝圈,參演過電視劇集《夢幻島》(Fantasy Island)和《愛之船》(The Love Boat),與老鷹樂隊的吉他手伯尼·利頓(Bernie Leadon)曾經相戀,還和她的瑜珈教練有過四年的婚姻。在父親當政期間,帕蒂公開支持墮胎和保護同性戀權益,並聲明反對
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Putri Reagan Berpose Bugil di Usia 58 - KOMPAS.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Patti juga pernah menjalin kasih dengan Bernie Leadon dari Eagles di era 1970-an. Ia pernah menikahi instruktur yoga meski kemudian bercerai. Patti kemudian berdamai dengan orangtuanya setelah penyakit Alzheimer menyerang Ronald Reagan hingga meninggal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bernie Leadon
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In February 2016, Leadon appeared at the Grammy Awards ceremony with Jackson Browne and the other surviving Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit - performing "Take it Easy", in tribute to Glenn Frey who died a month earlier.
    More Details Hide Details His brother is musician Tom Leadon who plays in the band Mudcrutch with Tom Petty. During the 1970s, Leadon was in a relationship and lived with Patti Davis, the daughter of future US President Ronald Reagan. He was married to a woman named Caroline, but they have long since divorced, and he also has a son. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a session musician and producer and as a member of the Eagles.
  • 2013
    Leadon toured with The Eagles from 2013 through 2015 during their History of the Eagles Tour In 2015, Leadon appeared on producer Ethan Johns' third solo album, Silver Liner.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    In 2004, he released his second solo effort in 27 years, Mirror.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    In 1998, Leadon reunited with the Eagles in New York City for the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details All seven current and former Eagles members performed together on "Take It Easy," and "Hotel California".
  • 1993
    In 1993, he became a member of Run C&W, a novelty group singing Motown hits "bluegrass style", recording two albums for MCA Records.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    In 1985, he recorded an album of bluegrass and gospel favorites under the name Ever Call Ready, featuring Chris Hillman and Al Perkins.
    More Details Hide Details He also had a short stint with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in the late 1980s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Upon leaving the Eagles, Leadon retreated from the limelight, only to resurface in 1977 with musician friend Michael Georgiades for his first solo album, Natural Progressions with Brian Garofalo on bass, Dave Kemper on drums, Steve Goldstein on keyboard, Mike Georgiades on guitar and vocals.
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  • 1975
    He famously quit the band in 1975 by pouring a beer over Glenn Frey's head.
    More Details Hide Details He later cited a need to get healthy and break the vicious cycle of touring, recording and heavy drug use that was rampant within the band. Upon his departure, Asylum Records released Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), which highlighted the band's Leadon years and went on to become the biggest-selling album of all time for sales in excess of 42 million units, awarded to the band members by the RIAA. He was replaced by former James Gang guitarist/singer, Joe Walsh. Although it has long been believed that he left because he was dissatisfied with the band moving into rock and roll, Leadon denies it and said in 2013: "That's an oversimplification; it implies that I had no interest in rock or blues or anything but country rock. That's just not the case. I didn't just play Fender Telecaster. I played a Gibson Les Paul and I enjoyed rock & roll. That's evident from the early albums."
  • 1971
    After the latter album's release in 1971, Leadon had tired of the band's lack of commercial success and decided to leave the band to pursue an opportunity to play with three musicians he had jelled with while moonlighting in Linda Ronstadt's backing band that summer.
    More Details Hide Details He struck paydirt with this next band, the Eagles, which launched his career and the country-rock genre into the stratosphere. Leadon was the last member to join the Eagles, a band initially formed by guitarist/singer Glenn Frey, drummer/singer Don Henley, and former Poco bassist/singer Randy Meisner. Leadon is often credited with helping shape the band's early country-rock sound, bringing his strong sense of harmony as well as his country, bluegrass and acoustic sensibilities to the group. Upon the release of their debut album, Eagles, the group met with near instantaneous success, due largely to the strength of their hit singles, "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Witchy Woman" (co-written by Leadon and Henley), all of which highlighted Leadon's multi-instrumental talent on electric guitar, B-Bender, banjo, and harmony vocals. Their follow-up, Desperado, was another strong country-rock venture highlighted by the classics "Tequila Sunrise" and the title track. Leadon had a prominent role on the album, but it was met by surprisingly lukewarm reviews and lackluster sales. As a result, the band attempted to distance itself from the "country rock" label for their third album On the Border. In doing so, Leadon encouraged the group to recruit his old friend, guitarist Don Felder, to the band. The result was the guitar-heavy top ten hit "Already Gone". The album also included "My Man", Leadon's touching tribute to his old bandmate and friend, Gram Parsons, who had died of a drug overdose the year prior at Joshua Tree National Monument in southeastern California.
  • 1969
    Leadon left Dillard & Clark in 1969, eventually reconnecting with ex-Squirrel Barker (and ex-Byrd) Chris Hillman, who asked him to join The Flying Burrito Brothers, a fledgling country-rock band that Hillman had formed a year earlier with fellow ex-Byrd, Gram Parsons.
    More Details Hide Details Leadon recorded two albums with the group: Burrito Deluxe and the post-Parsons LP, The Flying Burrito Bros.
  • OTHER
  • 1968
    By late 1968, Leadon had befriended bluegrass/banjo legend Doug Dillard, late of the Dillards.
    More Details Hide Details While crashing at Dillard's pad, informal jam sessions with prolific songwriter and ex-Byrds member Gene Clark began to take shape, and morphed into what eventually became Dillard & Clark, a seminal country-rock band who laid the groundwork for the country-rock sound that dominated the L.A. music scene for the next decade. In 1968, the group recorded their classic and highly influential LP, The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark. The album featured Leadon's warm and distinctive backing vocals and impressive multi-instrumental work. The album's highlights include several compositions co-written with Clark, most notably the future Eagles staple (and somewhat of a signature song for Leadon) from their debut album, "Train Leaves Here This Morning".
  • 1967
    A call from ex-Squirrel Barker Larry Murray in 1967, to join his fledgling psychedelic country-folk group, Hearts & Flowers, was enticement enough for Leadon to move to California, where he quickly fell in with the burgeoning L.A. folk/country rock scene.
    More Details Hide Details Leadon recorded one album with the band: their sophomore effort, Of Horses, Kids, and Forgotten Women for Capitol Records. The record was a local hit but failed to make much of a dent on the national album charts. Discouraged, the group disbanded in 1968.
  • 1963
    His stint in the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers did not last long. In late 1963, his family once again relocated to Gainesville, Florida, when his father accepted a position as Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Leadon attended Gainesville High School, where he met classmate and future Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder. Felder's band, the Continentals, had just lost guitarist and future Buffalo Springfield & CSNY superstar Stephen Stills. Upon Leadon's joining the group, rechristened Maundy Quintet, they gigged locally, even sharing the bill with future Gainesville legend Tom Petty and his early band the Epics (a band that also included Bernie's brother, musician Tom Leadon).
    Augmented by banjo player (and future Flying Burrito Brother) Kenny Wertz, the Squirrel Barkers eventually asked Leadon to join the group, upon Wertz's joining the Air Force in 1963.
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  • 1947
    Born on July 19, 1947.
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