Don Henley

Born Jul 22, 1947
Age 68
Hometown Linden, Texas

Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up. Henley sings lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "The Long Run".… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on July 22, 1947.


1967 19 Years Old He then attended North Texas State University (renamed in 1988 as the "University of North Texas") in Denton, Texas, from 1967 to 1969. … Read More


1970 22 Years Old In 1970, he moved to Los Angeles to record an album with his early band, Shiloh, while living at the home of fellow Texan Kenny Rogers; the album was produced by Kenny Rogers. … Read More
1971 23 Years Old …  Henley was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up, and from 1994–present, when they reunited. … Read More


1980 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Henley pursued a solo career and released his debut album I Can't Stand Still, in 1982. … Read More
1981 33 Years Old Following the breakup of the Eagles, Henley embarked on a solo career. He and Stevie Nicks (his girlfriend at the time) had duetted on her Top 10 Pop and Adult Contemporary hit "Leather and Lace", written by Nicks for Waylon Jennings and his wife Jessie Colter, in late 1981. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old Henley also contributed "Love Rules" to the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old He then had a #3 album rock chart hit with "Who Owns This Place?" from 1986's The Color of Money soundtrack.


1989 41 Years Old Henley's next album, 1989's The End of the Innocence, was even more successful. … Read More
1990 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Henley again won the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy in 1990 for the album.
1992 44 Years Old …  During the hiatus, Henley recorded a cover of "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" for the film Leap of Faith, and provided the background vocals for country star Trisha Yearwood's hit single "Walkaway Joe", and duetted with Patty Smyth on "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough", and Roger Waters on "Watching TV" on Waters' Amused to Death album, in 1992.
1993 45 Years Old Henley provided the voice of Henry Faust in Randy Newman's Faust, a 1993 musical which was released on compact disc that year.
1995 47 Years Old In 1995, Henley married Sharon Summerall, a former model from Texas who had lived in Paris and studied art history. … Read More


2000 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, after 11 years, Henley released another solo album named Inside Job which peaked at 7th in The Billboard 200 and contained the new singles "Taking You Home", "Everything Is Different Now, "Workin' It" and "For My Wedding".
2002 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 58 Years Old Henley performed duets with Kenny Rogers on Rogers' 2006 release Water & Bridges, titled "Calling Me" and on Reba McEntire's 2007 album, Reba: Duets, performing "Break Each Other's Hearts Again".
2007 59 Years Old In a 2007 interview with CNN, while discussing the future of the Eagles, Henley indicated he still has plans for more records: "But we all have some solo plans still. … Read More


2008 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Henley in a 2008 interview revealed that he contributes to many other worthy charitable causes such as The Race to Erase MS, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.
2012 64 Years Old In 2012, Henley was estimated to be the fourth wealthiest drummer in the world, behind Ringo Starr, Phil Collins and Dave Grohl, with a $200 million fortune.
2013 65 Years Old On April 1, 2013, during a concert at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Henley announced a new reunion tour for the Eagles, which began in July 2013.
2015 67 Years Old On July 18, 2015, Henley started pre-order of his new album, Cass County. … Read More
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