Happy 73rd Birthday to Don Henley of the Eagles – Flash Back to His ‘Leather and Lace’ Duet with Stevie Nicks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019



Rock Cellar Magazine

Today, July 22, is the 73rd birthday of Don Henley — co-founder and drummer of the classic rock band Eagles.

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His is the voice heard on lead vocals for many of Eagles’ most iconic hits, including “Desperado,” “Witchy Woman,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and, of course, “Hotel California,” among many others.

In 2019, Henley joined Stevie Nicks onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to perform their 1981 single “Leather and Lace,” and it was an especially excellent scene:

If you’re looking to celebrate Don Henley and the music of the Eagles for his birthday, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than Eagles Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film that premiered earlier this month.

Capturing highlights from the band’s gigs at the Forum in Los Angeles in September 2018, it’s an expertly-crafted and edited concert film celebrating the group’s massive influence over the years.

As a preview, here’s live audio of “Hotel California” from the film (click here to purchase this song):

The Live from the Forum MMXVIII film is not currently available to stream online officially — but if you have a DVR and managed to record the show on your home television, feel encouraged to fire it up and dive in. If not, you can wait a few more months until the film is released for home viewing in a variety of formats:

LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, a Scheme Engine production directed by Nick Wickham, was filmed on 14 4K cameras. It will be available on October 16 through Rhino in a variety of audio and video formats, including Blu-ray, CD, Vinyl, and Streaming. A super deluxe edition will also be available. All formats can be pre-ordered now at www.eagles.com/store. The set captures definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”) and beloved album tracks (“Ol’ 55, “Those Shoes”), along with some of the individual members’ biggest solo smashes (Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”).

Here’s the track listing for the Blu-ray/DVD/CD set of the live album/concert film:

1. SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD
2. Joe Walsh: “How ya doin?”
3. TAKE IT EASY
4. ONE OF THESE NIGHTS
5. Don Henley: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen”
6. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT
7. TEQUILA SUNRISE
8. IN THE CITY
9. Timothy B. Schmit: “Hey, everybody, that’s Joe Walsh”
10. I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY
11. NEW KID IN TOWN
12. Don Henley: “Just want to thank all of you…”
13. HOW LONG
14. Deacon Frey: “Hello, everybody…”
15. PEACEFUL EASY FEELING
16. OL’ 55
17. LYIN’ EYES
18. LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE
19. Vince Gill: “How about a nice hand for California, man…”
20. DON’T LET OUR LOVE START SLIPPIN’ AWAY
21. THOSE SHOES
22. ALREADY GONE
23. WALK AWAY
24. Joe Walsh: “Is everybody OK?”
25. LIFE’S BEEN GOOD
26. THE BOYS OF SUMMER
27. HEARTACHE TONIGHT
28. FUNK #49
29. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
30. HOTEL CALIFORNIA
31. ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY
32. DESPERADO
33. THE LONG RUN

in addition to his work with Eagles, Don Henley is an accomplished solo artist (click here to brose and purchase music from his solo career from our Rock Cellar Store). His most recent solo album was 2015’s Cass County, which was his fifth overall and first since 2000.

Click here to pick up a copy of the album from the Rock Cellar Store, and stream it below via Spotify:

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