A Founding Member And Bassist Of The Eagles, Randy Meisner, Has Died

Randy Meisner poses for a portrait in 1977. he is framed diagonal (top left to bottom right) and is wearing a dark flannel shirt

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Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner, most known for co-founding the classic rock band, ‘The Eagles’ and singing lead on ‘Take It To The Limit’, died this past Wednesday. Meisner was 77 years old at the time of his passing, but his legacy is timeless.

His death was announced on ‘The Eagles’ website in a post titled ‘Rest In Peace Randy Meisner’ which somewhat serves as an obituary for the general public. It reads:

“The Eagles are sad to report that founding member, bassist, and vocalist, Randy Meisner, passed away last night (July 26) in Los Angeles at age 77, due to complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD).

As the original bass player for the pioneering country-rock group, Poco, Randy was at the forefront of the musical revolution that began in Los Angeles, in the late 1960s.

In 1971, Randy, along with Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Bernie Leadon, formed the Eagles and contributed to the band’s albums, Eagles, Desperado, On The Border, One of These Nights, and Hotel California. He was inducted with the Eagles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band. His vocal range was astonishing, as is evident on his signature ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit,’” said the Eagles.

Prior to Poco, he was bassist and vocalist with Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band.

Randy was born on March 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Funeral arrangements are pending.”

The last sentence, somewhat, implies that the funeral arrangements may also be announced to the general public, but there is no guarantee.

Published by HOLR Magazine