By: Ane Taylor
The legendary Don Henley celebrates a birthday today!
This Eagle has much to celebrate, having spent five decades in the music industry and achieving many successes.
Henley’s career as a musician took off in 1972 when the band recorded their first self-titled album, one year after deciding to move on from playing with singer Linda Ronstadt.
That first album hit big, ranking in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 and creating two top 10 singles, “Take It Easy,” and “Witchy Woman.” After that, The Eagles couldn’t be stopped and with the help of Henley’s songwriting, they went on to release more top-charting albums and produce great hits, their most notable being “Hotel California.”
After the band called it quits in 1980, Henley went on to release his first solo album, I Can’t Stand Still, in 1982, followed by Building the Perfect Beast in 1984 which sold two million copies and stayed on the charts for over a year.
Henley released two more albums as a solo artist while reuniting with the Eagles in 1994, 2007 and most recently in 2013 for the History of the Eagles Tour.
Outside of making music, Henley is a prominent activist and has founded the Walden Woods Project, the Caddo Lake Institute, and the Recording Artists Coalition who he co-founded with singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow.
Henley has had an amazing career, and continues to rock!
On this day we’d like to applaud Henley on his outstanding career and wish him a very Happy Birthday!
For more information on Don Henley head to his official website and to send him a birthday wish in the comments section below.