This website highlights Randy Meisner’s musical career and legacy. There are many posts related to Randy’s 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 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. Please enjoy all there is to see here. Research is always being done to update posts with additional photos, articles, and videos. Also, new posts about Randy Meisner are added continually. If you do repost anything from this site, it would be most appreciated if you would link back or mention that you found it here. Thanks!
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April – May 2022
See below the new post about the Eagles’ “One of These Nights” album from 1975. There are lots of various photos and reviews from newspapers and magazines, including a photo of the actual One of These Nights skull art hanging on the wall in Glenn Frey’s living room in 1975. The Eagles were on the cover of Phonograph Record Magazine in June of that year, and you can see other shots Henry Diltz took that day.
Another new post is below with photos and newspaper reviews about the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Eagles concert. It was the evening of June 21, 1973.
Some interesting interviews from newspapers and magazines are in this new post.
Livestreams, Podcasts, & Interviews
In addition to interviews to read, there are videos and audios of Randy speaking in interviews and podcasts.
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 and 1989
Randy first joined Poco along with Rusty Young, Jim Messina, Richie Furay, and George Grantham in 1968. 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. 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, he was in a number of bands. Some of the bands were: Randy Meisner Group; Silverados; Black Tie; Roberts Meisner Band; Meisner, Swan & Rich; World Classic Rockers
During the post-Eagles time, he was also doing solo gigs.