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Don Henley

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Musician most widely known seeing that the drummer and frequent business lead singer from the Eagles. He in addition has pursued an effective solo career, launching strikes like ,”The Children of Summer months.” He fell out of university to have a tendency to his unwell father who was simply dying of center and arterial illnesses. In 2008 Rolling Rock scored him the 87th Greatest Vocalist ever. He wedded Sharon Summerall on, may 20, 1995. They possess three children jointly. Henley’s first music group, Shiloh, released their debut record with production the help of Kenny Rogers.

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Full Name Don Henley
Date Of Birth July 22, 1947
Place Of Birth Gilmer, TX
Height 1.78 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Stephen F. Austin State University, University of North Texas, Dallas, TX, United States, Hotel California, The Boys of Summer, Take It Easy
Nationality American
Spouse Sharon Summerall
Parents Hughlene Henley, C.J. Henley, Dallas, TX, United States, Hotel California, The Boys of Summer, Take It Easy
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, Dallas, TX, United States, Hotel California, The Boys of Summer, Take It Easy
Music Groups Eagles
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice, MTV Video Music Award for Best Concept Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Dallas, TX, United States, Hotel California, The Boys of Summer, Take It Easy
Movies Border Bandits, The Country Bears, Cry Blood, Apache, Machismo, Dallas, TX, United States
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Estimated in 2012 to have a $200 million fortune, making him the fourth richest drummer in the world, behind Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Phil Collins (solo artist and Genesis singer) and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
2 Hotel California tour with Eagles. [September 2005]
3 Provided backing vocals on Bob Seger's 1980 hit, "Against The Wind".
4 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
5 Attended Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas.
6 Sang 2 duets with Trisha Yearwood, "I Want To Know You Inside Out" and "Walkaway Joe".
7 Eagles were voted the 75th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all-time by Rolling Stone.
8 Sang a duet with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. The song was called Leather and Lace, which was written by Nicks.
9 Is one of only two members of Eagles to have been with the band since its creation (the other being Glenn Frey).
10 Along with actor Peter Weller (RoboCop (1987)), a 1969 graduate of North Texas State University (became University of North Texas - May 1988) in Denton, Texas, USA.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morfi, todos a la mesa 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beer and Board Games 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
HaKochav HaBa 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The League 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Tequila Sunrise", "Out of Control", "Desperado", "Certain Kind of Fool", "On the Border", "James Dean", "One of these Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take it to the Limit", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Wasted Time", "Victim of Love", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell you Why", "Heartache Tonight"
De wereld draait door 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Night Ranger: 24 Strings and a Drummer 2012 Video documentary writer: "Boys of Summer" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Misfits 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loose Women TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "Hotel California"
The X Factor 2005-2008 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Sex and the City 2008 writer: "Heart of The Matter"
The Reinactors 2008 Documentary lyrics: "Hotel California" / music: "Hotel California"
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Hot Tub: The Urban Legend 2007 Short writer: "Life in the Fast Lane"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "The Last Worthless Evening" / writer: "The Last Worthless Evening"
The Simpsons 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Winter Passing 2005 writer: "I Can't Tell You Why" 1979
Bewitched 2005 writer: "Witchy Woman" 1971
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne 2005 Video performer: "The Boys of Summer", "Dirty Laundry" / writer: "The Long Run", "New Kid in Town", "Wasted Time: Wasted Time/Wasted Time Reprise", "I Can't Tell You Why", "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "The Boys of Summer", "Tequila Sunrise", "Hole in the World", "Take It to the Limit", "Sunset Grill", "Dirty Laundry", "Heartache Tonight", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Hotel California"
Cold Case TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2005 performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism 2004 Documentary performer: "Dirty Laundry" / writer: "Dirty Laundry"
Ha-Pijamot 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Chaparall 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ídolos 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In America 2002 writer: "Desperado" 1973
America's Sweethearts 2001 writer: "Witchy Woman"
The Sopranos 2000-2001 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The West Wing TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Vertical Limit 2000 writer: "Take It To The Limit"
Space Cowboys 2000 writer: "TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT"
Coyote Ugly 2000 performer: "All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
ER TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
The '70s 2000 TV Movie writer: "Hotel California" - uncredited
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Lebowski 1998 writer: "Hotel California"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993-1997 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Michael 1996 performer: "Through Your Hands" 1990 / producer: "Through Your Hands" 1990
Seinfeld 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Leaving Las Vegas 1995 performer: "Come Rain Or Come Shine"
To Die For 1995 performer: "DIRTY LAUNDRY"
Friends TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over 1994 TV Special documentary writer: "Hotel California", "Tequila Sunrise", "The Heart of the Matter", "Learn to Be Still", "Wasted Time", "I Can't Tell You Why", "New York Minute", "The Last Resort", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Get Over It", "Desperado"
Absolutely Fabulous 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X-Files 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Leap of Faith 1992 performer: "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" / producer: "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat"
Another Girl Another Planet 1992 writer: "Hotel California"
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin 1992 Video documentary writer: "New Kid In Town", "Lyin' Eyes", "Heartache Tonight", "Desperado" - as D. Henley
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sjans 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special performer: "The Heart of the Matter" / writer: "The Heart of the Matter"
Derrick TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1990 writer - 2 episodes, 1990
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Desperado 1987 TV Movie "Desperado"
Square Dance 1987 arranger: "THE UNCLOUDED DAY" / performer: "THE UNCLOUDED DAY"
The Color of Money 1986 performer: "Who Owns This Place?" / writer: "Who Owns This Place?"
Real Genius 1985 performer: "All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
Vision Quest 1985 performer: "She's On The Zoom" / producer: "She's On The Zoom" / writer: "She's On The Zoom"
The Sure Thing 1985 writer: "Heartache Tonight"
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shake, Rattle & Roll 1984 writer: "Hotel California"
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer 1984 Video short lyrics: "The Boys of Summer" / performer: "The Boys of Summer" / writer: "The Boys of Summer"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 performer: "Love Rules" / writer: "Love Rules", "Life In The Fast Lane"
Shoot the Moon 1982 writer: "I Can't Tell You Why"
The Best Little Girl in the World 1981 TV Movie writer: "Heartache Tonight"
Urban Cowboy 1980 writer: "Lyin' Eyes"
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special writer: "Heartache Tonight"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM 1978 writer: "Life In The Fast Lane"
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Frank Rosenthal Show 1977 TV Series writer: "Life in the Fast Lane"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls 1977 TV Movie documentary writer: "Desperado"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolly 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Evening of AnExchange 1972 TV Movie writer: "Desperado"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Americana Music Honors & Awards 2015 TV Movie
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer 1984 Video short Don Henley

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Henley: The Garden of Allah 1995 Video short co-composer
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer 1984 Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Henley: Live Inside Job 2000 TV Movie documentary

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer 1984 Video short lyricist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Henley: Live Inside Job 2000 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary additional supporter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to 'Giant' 2003 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS This Morning 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Musical guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician
Great Performances 2007-2013 TV Series Himself - Performer
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Last Play at Shea 2010 Documentary Himself
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Eagles")
Later... With Jools Holland 2007 TV Series Himself
CMT Insider 2007 TV Series Himself
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne 2005 Video Himself - Vocals, Drums & Percussion
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bruce Hornsby & Friends 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Return to 'Giant' 2003 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Save Our History 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Country Bears 2002 Himself / Tennessee O'Neal (singing voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2001 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live 1989-2001 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Don Henley: Live Inside Job 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2000 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Just Shoot Me! 2000 TV Series Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series Performer
Politically Incorrect 1997 TV Series Himself
1996 VH1 Honors 1996 TV Movie Himself
Don Henley: The Garden of Allah 1995 Video short Himself - Musician
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over 1994 TV Special documentary Himself - Vocals, Drums & Percussion (as Eagles)
Jackson Browne: Going Home 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today's Environment 1994 TV Series Himself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1986 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Himself - Performer
Soul Train 1985 TV Series documentary Guest
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Na sowas! 1985 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1975 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself - Drums
New American Bandstand 1965 1971 TV Series Himself (as Shiloh)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song In America (2002) · Glenn Frey (music and lyrics by)
· Sarah Bolger (performed by)
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Sheryl Crow
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Inside Job."


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#Quote
1 Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
2 A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
3 I don't care what anybody says about Ringo. I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
4 Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
5 Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.
6 I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house.
7 I'm certainly not thrilled with everything the Eagles did, but there are some things I'm quite proud of.
8 Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back.
9 The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.
10 I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why.
11 Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
12 I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that's not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play.
13 I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
14 I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing. I used to have to hold my body in such a position that my spine got out of alignment.
15 I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
16 I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well.
17 I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
18 I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.
19 I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
20 I'm not on any crusade.
21 It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers.
22 Playing the drums hurts my back.
23 Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.
24 Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
25 The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.
26 Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
27 I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.
28 My father was an avid gardener. On many a summer morning he rousted me out of bed well before sunup and handed me a hoe. We had more than an acre to tend, and the objective was to get as much as possible done before the sun got too high in the sky and the temperature rose above 100. The humidity in that region, while good for the skin and for growing vegetables, is oppressive, and heat exhaustion is always a possibility in summer. On several occasions my thoughts turned patricidal. But as the years have passed, I have grown to appreciate what my dad taught me, not only about growing things in the earth, but also about responsibility and the value of hard, physical work. I now derive physical and spiritual pleasure from gardening. All this galls me a little, because my dad always said it would turn out this way.


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