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Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner dies at 77

Randy Meisner, a founding member of chart-topping rock band the Eagles, has died in Los Angeles on the age of 77, the group stated Thursday.

His passing on Wednesday night time attributable to issues from persistent obstructive pulmonary illness was introduced in a press release on the band’s web site.

Meisner was the unique bassist and a vocalist for the Eagles, one of many best-selling bands in historical past, whose many hits embody “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy” and “One of These Nights.”

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

The Eagles have offered greater than 150 million albums globally, after greater than half a century in music, and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

They pioneered the West Coast sound of laid-back, country-tinged rock that dominated early Seventies American pop, and noticed a altering forged of core members all through the many years.

Fellow founding member Glenn Frey died in 2016, aged 67.

The Eagles’ present lineup — together with Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit — are scheduled to stage a last tour beginning this September in New York, which is anticipated to proceed till 2025.

Meisner, who give up the band within the late Seventies and was changed by Schmit, was not due to participate within the tour.

Born to a farming household in Nebraska in March 1946, Meisner performed with Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, and Poco, earlier than co-founding the Eagles.

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