Yes, he was one of the originals. A younger generation doesn’t realize that Joe Walsh (James Gang) and Timothy B. Schmit (Poco) were relative newcomers.
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I don't remember everything but I feel I was one of the lucky ones that got to see the Eagles on the Yes Close to the Edge tour in 72' at the Music hall in Boston. If I remember right they got about a 10 min standing ovation and came back out and played for about another hour. I was really impressed with them considering I had only heard two of their songs, They were spotlighting Desperado.
I was mostly interested in his work with Poco (Timothy Schmidt replaced him there when he left for the Eagles, and then replaced him in the Eagles) and HIS projects. BTW, I prefer the Jack Temption (the writer) version of, Peaceful Easy Feeling to the Eagles cover, as I do most of the songs they covered (like Jackson Brown's Take It Easy). It was pretty dang hard to escape the Eagles back in the day. Payola? I don't begrudge him his payday with the Eagles though. I can testify COPD is not a pleasant way to leave this Earth. R.I.P. Randy