J. D. Souther

Musician and Actor
Born Nov 2, 1945

John David Souther is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written numerous hits songs recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.

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1945 Birth Born on November 2, 1945.


1972 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After recording an eponymous solo album in 1972, persuaded by David Geffen, Souther teamed up with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther Hillman Furay Band. … Read More


1976 30 Years Old Souther has also contributed as a singer in works written by other artists, including backing vocals with Don Henley in "The Light Is On" by Christopher Cross on his eponymous debut album; on the songs "False Faces" and "Loose Ends" on Dan Fogelberg's 1976 LP Nether Lands; and in the duo (with Fogelberg) called the Hot Damn Brothers on Fogelberg's 1975 LP Captured Angel.
1979 33 Years Old His biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name, which reached number 7 on the Billboard charts. … Read More


1987 41 Years Old He was a contributor, performer and vocal arranger on the Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night 1987 concert and video, sang The Platters' "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" in Steven Spielberg's 1989 movie Always, and wrote the theme song to the 1989-1992 sitcom Anything But Love.


2008 62 Years Old On October 14, 2008 Souther released If the World Was You, his first new release in 25 years.
2009 63 Years Old In the fall of 2009, Souther released a follow up live CD entitled Rain - Live at the Belcourt Theatre, featuring a blend of old and new material.
2011 65 Years Old In 2011, Souther released Natural History, a release that features new versions of many of the songs other artists made into hits. … Read More
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Souther also appears in the 2012 mystery thriller Deadline, playing the father of Matt Harper (Steve Talley).
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