This ‘Randy Meisner Hearts on Fire’ website highlights Randy Meisner’s musical career and legacy as a musician, singer, and songwriter. There are many posts below 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. The music audios and videos that are throughout this site are also collectively listed on the Music Audios and Videos page in the main menu above. New music is being added all the time. 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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May – June 2022
The Eagles performed at the University of New Mexico Arena on Dec. 10, 1976.
Sixteen audios of songs performed during the Jerry Brown Benefit recently became available, and they are now on that page. Unfortunately, “Take It To the Limit’ is not one of them.
On Nov. 6, 1976 the Eagles performed at the Summit in Houston, TX. The full concert video is available on that page.
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.