classic-rock-things:

Happy Birthday, Don Henley 

From your small, local bands in Linden, Texas to the Eagles in California, you picked up pieces that had been left behind by long-gone legends. You caught their dust that they had become after everybody forgot them, and you spoke with them; spoke as them; you knew that they had been wandering too long — they weren’t finished what they were saying. You had the power of the senses and you listened when something was calling you.

You were always so progressive in your mind and in your styles, but you never forgot the things that made you who you are. You remained faithful to the ones you loved and you didn’t really let the dark life of rock n roll change you.

You could catch your feelings before they got out of control and you put them down on paper with such elegance and thought. After all, you are an English major. 

Though you are perceived by many people to be a malcontent or a gold-digger, or whatever they say, I never really saw that in you. I always thought you to be shy and reserved and most definitely observant. 

And your voice — its crystal quality and power could bring anybody to tears. And your righteous beauty had the capability to lock anyone in. It’s hard for anyone not to be captivated by your voice and beauty. 

I’m so glad that we got the songs that you and Glenn and Jackson and J.D wrote and put forth. I don’t think the Eagles would’ve been able to do it without their Texan English major. 

Happy 67th, Don Henley! 

x

acey68:

Happy birthday Don Henley- 67 years old

adanceofproximityandchance:

I’ve already posted on my other blog but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don! You is amazing!!!

adanceofproximityandchance:

I’ve already posted on my other blog but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don! You is amazing!!!

Actual Smiles: Henley’s Greatest Gifs.

eaglesfans:

Don Henley Smiles!  He really does!!

desperadosilverado:

Happy birthday, Don!!! We love you.

Happy birthday to Don Henley, who was born on July 22nd, 1947!

(I was so excited about the man’s birthday that I made not one, but two photo collages.)

Timothy’s look towards Glenn.  :D  Eagles, during The Long Run era.

Timothy’s look towards Glenn.  :D  Eagles, during The Long Run era.

Trying to find Glenn’s Strange Weather: Live in Dublin VHS for under twenty bucks is like finding a needle in a haystack… I had no idea there was such a thing as a $20 VHS today.

I read an article today that said Adam Levine sang this song with Stevie Nicks at his wedding the other day.  As much as I love Adam, I don’t think that anything can beat the original vocal of Don’s.  :)

eaglesonlinecentral:

July 19, 1947: Bernie Leadon was born in Minneapolis!
This photo by Michael Ochs is from 1972.

eaglesonlinecentral:

July 19, 1947: Bernie Leadon was born in Minneapolis!

This photo by Michael Ochs is from 1972.

eaglesonlinecentral:

A collage of recent photos put together by Verna R.