This ‘Randy Meisner Hearts on Fire’ website honors Randy Meisner’s musical career and legacy as a musician, singer, and songwriter. There are many posts below of concerts, etc. related to Randy’s musical history as the original bass player with the Eagles. There’s also posts about his other bands (both before and after the Eagles) like: The Dynamics and Drivin’ Dynamics; Soul Survivors; The Poor; Poco; Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band; Roberts-Meisner Band; Meisner, Swan and Rich; The Silverados; World Classic Rockers; and his solo career.
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The Stone Canyon Band played at JD’s in Arizona for a week in October 1969. This was just a few days before they were at the Troubadour recording for a live album.
Rick Nelson, Randy Meisner, and the rest of the Stone Canyon Band had a two-week engagement at Mister Kelly’s in Chicago from Feb. 22 – Mar. 8, 1971.
Randy played four shows with his band over the July 1983 holiday weekend in Gering, Nebraska at the Oregon Trail Lounge. He even made the front page of the Gering Courier newspaper.
The Eagles were with the Allman Brothers Band at Jeppesen Stadium in Houston on June 30, 1974.
The Eagles, with Neil Young joining them, had a concert at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA on March 16, 1974. This was a charity benefit concert for the Red Wind Indian tribe.
Podcasts & Interviews
In addition to interviews to read, there are videos and audios of Randy Meisner speaking in interviews.
The Early Bands
At about the age of 14 Randy was in a band called the Deacons (name later changed to the Thunderbirds). On November 23, 1961 at the age of 15 he officially became a founding member of the Dynamics (name later changed to the Drivin’ Dynamics). After the Drivin’ Dynamics participated in a Battle of the Bands contest in 1966 in Denver, he was asked to join the Soul Survivors of Denver. The Soul Survivors soon moved to California, and after a very brief period of calling themselves the North Serrano Blues Band, they changed their name to The Poor.
Poco – 1968 & 1989
Randy Meisner first joined Poco along with Rusty Young, Jim Messina, Richie Furay, and George Grantham in 1968. However, he was only with Poco a few months. After a disagreement about participating in the mixing of the first album, Randy left Poco to join Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band. Fortunately, those original Poco members reunited in 1989 for the Legacy tour and Legacy album.
Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band
After leaving Poco in 1969, Randy was asked by Rick Nelson to help form the Stone Canyon Band.
Randy Meisner was a founding member of the Eagles and was with the band from 1971 through the Hotel California tour in 1977. He was involved in their first five albums:
“On the Border”
“One of These Nights”
Bands After the Eagles
After Randy left the Eagles in 1977 after the Hotel California tour, he was in a number of bands. Some of the bands were: Silverados; Open Secret; Roberts-Meisner Band; Black Tie; Randy Meisner Group; Meisner, Swan & Rich; World Classic Rockers
During the post-Eagles time, he was also doing solo gigs.