October & November 2022
Here’s a short post about a show Randy performed at in Stuart, Florida at a venue called Stage East.
The Regis Field House at Regis College in Denver was the venue for the Eagles concert of April 1, 1974. Three years earlier Randy had played bass in James Taylor’s band at Denver Auditorium Arena.
In 1973 the Eagles had the opportunity to tape three songs for broadcast on the “In Concert” TV show. The taping occurred at University of California Los Angeles.
As part of the July holiday weekend in 1977, the Eagles performed at the Miami Baseball Stadium on July 2, 1977.
The Eagles were at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA on July 1, 1977. Andrew Gold opened for them.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.