Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre – May 14, 1976

The Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit was May 14, 1976 at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD. The purpose of the benefit was to raise money for his presidential campaign. Guests on stage with the Eagles for the Jerry Brown Benefit were Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and Kenny Edwards. Kenny Edwards was a founding member of the Stone Poneys and Bryndle and a long-time collaborator with Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff.

Not quite a year later on March 21 and 22, 1977 the Eagles had their well-known shows at the Capital Centre where Randy had a flawless performance of “Take It To the Limit”. (Eight songs from the performances of those two nights in 1977 are on the third disc included with the History of the Eagles documentary. Maybe someday the Eagles will release the remaining songs from the 1977 Capital Centre shows.)

There are several audios of songs from this Benefit at the Capital Centre in 1976 directly below, and Jerry Brown’s video segment from HOTE giving his thoughts on the legacy of the Eagles is at the end of this page.

Richard Aaron and Paul Kasko, photographers
Thanks to Ranan Wood for finding a lot of these photos that I have used in this post.

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

This is a short audio/video compilation of some of the evening at the Capital Centre. It’s only about 3 minutes long and is primarily audio with a little bit of video at the end. The audios of several of the songs performed that night are below this.

This is the audio setlist of the songs performed at the Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit. (The full concert is below the individual songs):

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

01 Jackson Browne – “Fountain of Sorrow”

02 Jackson Browne – “Song For Adam”

03 Jackson Browne – “For Everyman”

04 Jackson Browne – “Before the Deluge”

05 Jackson Browne – “The Pretender”

06 Jackson Browne – “Doctor My Eyes”

07 Linda Ronstadt – “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”

08 Linda Ronstadt – “Heart Like A Wheel”

09 Linda Ronstadt – “Silver Threads and Golden Needles”

10 Linda Ronstadt – “Desperado”

11 Linda Ronstadt – “When Will I Be Loved”

12 Eagles – “James Dean”

13 Eagles – “Best of My Love”

14 Eagles – “Take It Easy”

15 Eagles – “Funk #49”

16 Dan Fogelberg – “There’s A Place In the World For A Gambler”

Jerry Brown Benefit Full Audio Concert

Capital Centre setlists for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, and Dan Fogelberg

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit

David Lindley, Don Henley, Don Felder, Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Frey, Jerry Brown, Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, and Jackson Browne
Linda was being a little flirty and flipped her dress up just as the picture was snapped.

David Lindley, Don Henley, Don Felder, Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Frey, Jerry Brown, Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh, and Jackson Browne

Don Felder, Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Jerry Brown, and Joe Walsh (behind Jerry Brown)

Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey

Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey

Randy Meisner and Don Felder

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley (on drums), Don Felder

Randy Meisner, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards

Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards

Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Don Felder

Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Dan Fogelberg, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Don Felder, Joe Walsh

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Don Felder

Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Dan Fogelberg, Don Felder, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards

Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Joe Walsh

Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Don Felder

Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne

Kenny Ewards, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt

Glenn Frey and Linda Ronstadt

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner and Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh and Randy Meisner

Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Brown, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh

Record World – June 12, 1976
Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Brown, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh

Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Brown, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh

Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Brown, Joe Walsh

Glenn Frey and Don Felder (rare photo of Don with a ponytail)

Felder 1

Don Felder

Glenn 1

Glenn Frey

Linda

Linda Ronstadt

Jackson

Jackson Browne

View from the back of the stage

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

Ad in the Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – May 9, 1976

Ticket

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre
Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

York Daily Record (York, PA) – May 15, 1976

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

The Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL) – May 15, 1976

“Jackson wanted to cancel, and I did, too. The Eagles were on the fence. So we were in a bad position.”

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre

An excerpt from a lengthy article in the Miami Herald (Miami, FL) – Aug. 29, 1976

Jerry Brown segment from HOTE remarking on the legacy of the Eagles

2 thoughts on “Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit at the Capital Centre – May 14, 1976

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  1. Preachy Politics and entertainment! Linda Ronstadt got it right in the article. She was uncomfortable with it. Lots of great photos in here.

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