After drumming and singing with various country rock outfits, notably Linda Ronstadt's, Don Henley shot to fame with country rock superstars The Eagles. His superbly distinctive voice graced several of the band's biggest hits including Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane and Desperado. After the break-up of the band, Henley launched a solo career with I Can't Stand Still in 1982 to moderate sales. However the follow-up, Building The Perfect Beast, embraced synthesizers; it worked out well for Henley, as it soon went platinum and spawned a couple of monster singles. His third effort was even more successful; the multi-platinum The End Of The Innocence spawned an incredible seven singles. The Eagles got back together in 1994, but Henley continued to combine band and solo activities into the new millennium.
Followers: Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Lone Justice
Influenced By: Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Gram Parsons...