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The Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio was a stop for the Eagles on the One of These Nights tour on July 22, 1975. They were also at the Coliseum for two nights in 1977 during the Hotel California tour.
Meisner, Swan & Rich performed at the “world famous Palomino Club” in North Hollywood on June 30, 1995. Unfortunately, the club closed down later in 1995 after being in business since 1949.
The Eagles performed at a small college in Durango, Colorado called Fort Lewis College on Apr. 2, 1974.
Two additional interviews have been added to the British Interviews page. They are both from Sounds, which was published in London.
Randy and his Randy Meisner Band performed at the 8th annual Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, MS on Oct. 16, 1993.
The University of California Davis in Davis, CA hosted a double-billed concert of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. The performances took place in Freeborn Hall on campus on Nov. 15, 1972.
The Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis was the concert location for another show that the Eagles opened for Yes. That performance was Aug. 19, 1972.
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 and performances, etc. related to Randy’s musical history as the original bass player with the Eagles. There’s also posts and information 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; The Silverados; Black Tie; Roberts-Meisner Band; Randy Meisner Band; Meisner, Swan and Rich; World Classic Rockers; and his solo career.
Please enjoy all there is to see here. Research is always being done, and posts are updated frequently with additional photos, newspaper/magazine 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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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. In mid-1968 Randy leaves The Poor to join Pogo/Poco. He had first been asked to join the Electric Prunes, but he turned down that invitation and joined Poco instead.
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 by April 1969 to join Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band. Fortunately, those original Poco members reunited in 1989 for the Legacy tour and Legacy album. Randy was asked to join Sky Kings in 1991 after Legacy was finished, but he declined the invitation.
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 gets former Poor members Allen Kemp and Pat Shanahan into the band.
Randy Meisner was the original bass player and a founding member of the Eagles. He was with the band from 1971 through the Hotel California tour in 1977. Randy was involved in the Eagles’ first five albums (Eagles, Desperado, On the Border, One of These Nights, Hotel California):
“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 Band; Meisner, Swan & Rich; World Classic Rockers.
During the post-Eagles time, he was also doing solo gigs.