Randy Meisner Biography
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Randy Meisner(Randall Herman Meisner)is a retired American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles. Throughout his professional musical career, his’s main role was that of bassist and backing high-harmony vocalist as both a group member and session musician. He co-wrote the Eagles hit song “Take It to the Limit”, which he also sang.
Randy Meisner Age
Randy Herman Meisner was born on March 8. 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He is 73 years old as of 2019. It was in 1964 when Meisner finally found a reason to head to California. Meisner developed an interest in the guitar at ten years old, after seeing Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Randy Meisner Family
He was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Meisner is the second child and only son of sharecroppers Herman and Emilie Meisner. He had an older sister named Carol who died in 2005. He recalled his mother was always singing around the house. Her father was a violin teacher.
Both Randy’s maternal and paternal grandparents were born in Russia though the Meisner and Haun families are of German ancestry. The Meisner family grew beans, alfalfa, corn and sugar beets on their farm.
He began taking lessons and playing in local bands. While attending Scottsbluff High School, one of Randy’s teachers suggested he take up the bass. “I loved R&B and the bass players on the Motown stuff were great. They really inspired me. I can’t read music. Once I learn apart it’s there. My bass playing came real naturally.”
Throughout his professional musical career, Meisner’s main role was that of bassist and backing high-harmony vocalist as both a group member and session musician. Herman co-wrote the Eagles hit song “Take It to the Limit”, which he also sang.
Randy Meisner Net Worth
Meisner is an American musician and songwriter. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2019. He started playing professionally with a local band, before relocating to California in the mid-60s, to play with a band called, The Poor.
Randy Meisner Songs | Eagles Try And Love Again Live
Top 10 Randy Meisner Songs – Ultimate Classic Rock
- “Nothin’ To Hide”(‘Legacy)1989
- “Too Many Hands”(The Eagles) 1975
- “Bad Man”(Randy Meisner) 1978
- “Strangers” (Randy Meisner With Ann Wilson)
- “Try and Love Again”(Eagles) 1976
- “Is It True?”(Eagles) 1974
- “Daughter of the Sky”(Randy Meisner)1978
- “Saturday Night”(The Eagles) 1973
- “Tryin'(The Eagles) 1972
- “Take It to the Limit”(The Eagles) 1975
Randy Meisner “Take It to the Limit”
is a song by the Eagles from their fourth album One of These Nights from which it was issued as the third single on November 15. 1975. It reached No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was also the Eagles’ greatest success to that point in the UK, going to No. 12 on the charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1976.
The song was written by Eagles’ members Randy Meisner, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey. Meisner, who sang lead on it, says the song began as his solo composition. As it remained unfinished when the time came for the One of These Nights album to be recorded, Henley and Frey assisted Meisner in completing it.
Meisner’s performance of the song was popular with the audience in Eagles’ concerts, but disputes over his reluctance to perform it would also directly lead to Meisner’s departure from the band.
Randy Meisner One More Song
One More Song is the second solo studio album by Randy Meisner. It was released in late 1980, on Epic in the United States, and in the United Kingdom. The album is to date Meisner’s most successful album as a solo artist, peaking at number 50, on the US Billboard 200 chart.
The single, “Deep Inside My Heart” featuring Kim Carnes, peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard 100, and the single “Hearts on Fire” peaked at number 19, three months later.
Randy Meisner Interview
EAGLES 45TH ANNIVERSARY-THE LATE GLENN FREY, RANDY MEISNER
Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight; Charles Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight; Yuri Gagarin first into space in 1961, Alan Shepherd first American to do so, and Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins first to land on the Moon and back in July 1969; and on Earth, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew around the world in 1986 without ever landing!
In June 1972, when the debut album by a Southern California-based band The Eagles was quietly released, it had none of the anticipated date-with-destiny public spectacle shared by all of the aforementioned events.
But history proved that the original quartet’s first flight would quickly allow a career to take wing that would soon soar, resulting in The Eagles becoming the most popular American band ever.
By June 1972 America’s musical continental drift had shifted dramatically westward, in part a reaction to the psychedelic sounds of the Summer of Love five years earlier. Bob Dylan had put upstate New York’s Woodstock into his rearview mirror, headed for Nashville’s skyline, while The Band likewise bailed for Malibu California a continent away.
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash had left their respective internationally established bands to convene in Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon where The Byrds already had flocked around newcomer Gram Parsons. Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay”,” Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Neil Young, and John Sebastian’s Lovin’ Spoonful hit “Nashville Cats” all had snuck pedal steel guitar onto the U.S.
Top 40 radio, but these were anomalies rather than a trend, as AM pop stations were peppering in more rock singles in response to new competition from FM progressive rock stations in 1972.
Despite those few exceptions, it is impossible to overstate just how rigidly segregated musically the pop and country music establishments were when the first Eagles album was released in June 1972.
The Roy Acuff-era Nashville-centric radio format, officially known then as Country & Western, was so autocratic that they considered Buck Owens‘ Bakersfield recordings almost heretical. And Willie and Waylon who? Thus in Summer1972, the rock media viewed the “country rock” hybrid as an orphan, while Nashville’s all-powerful Music Row mafia rejected the bastard spawn as patently illegitimate.
It was into this musical migration westward that rode two independent, unheralded, and very young musicians, Don Henley ( 2nd from right) from Northeast Texas and Glenn Frey “far right” from Detroit Michigan, who would meet at country rock’s nexus in Southern California where they would recruit country-rock pioneers Bernie Leadon(far left) from the Flying Burrito Brothers and Randy Meisner”2nd from right) of Poco.
Frey, who spoke to us before his shocking passing in January 2016, and Meisner join me in this classic rock interview recalling the Eagles’ debut, impressively containing two Top 10 hits “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, plus the Top 20 ” Witchy Woman“.
The Eagles surprised many of us by agreeing to perform without Glenn Frey at two enormous upcoming festivals, “Classic West” at LA’s Dodger Stadium on July 15-16 and “Classic East” in New York’s Citi Field July 29-30.
Glenn Frey’s eldest son, Deacon Frey, plus singer/ guitarist Vince Gill ( a terrific guitar player who impressed in Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival 4 ) will both fly in formation for the Eagles’ missing man. Appearing with the Eagles at both events are Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, the Doobie Brothers, and Earth Wind and Fire, with single day tickets on sale now.