Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadts touring band. This group, in turn, formed the basis for the Eagles, which became one of Americas most popular acts during the 70s. Henleys distinctive voice took lead on the bulk of their best-known songs, many of which he also co-composed. He enjoyed his first taste of single chart success without the Eagles when a duet recorded with Stevie Nicks, Leather And Lace, reached the US Top 10 in 1981. Although surprised when the Eagles problems led to a permanent break, Henley shook off its legacy with the excellent I Cant Stand Still. A songwriting partnership with...
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