Eagles Jerry Brown Political 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.)

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, photographer
Thanks to Ranan Wood for finding a lot of these photos that I have used in this post.

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.

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

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 Political 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)

View from the back of the stage

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

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit

Eagles Jerry Brown Political Benefit at the Capital Centre

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

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit

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

Eagles Jerry Brown Benefit

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

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

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

2 thoughts on “Eagles Jerry Brown Political 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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