Eagles co-founder Don Henley celebrates his 75th birthday today. We’re taking a look at the life and career of this legendary rock ‘n roll icon.
Henley was born in 1947 in Gilmer in East Texas. Don took part in writing some of the best loved Eagles classics, including "Best of My Love," "One of These Nights," "Take It to the Limit," "New Kid in Town," "Hotel California" and "Heartache Tonight."
Don has also had a successful solo career with big hits like "Dirty Laundry," "Boys of Summer," "All She Wants to Do Is Dance," "Sunset Grill," "The End of the Innocence," "The Last Worthless Evening," "New York Minute" and "The Heart of the Matter."
Henley and his wife Sharon, have three children and spend most of their time at home in the suburbs outside Dallas.
When he’s not working on music or touring, Henley oversees various charitable causes like his Walden Woods Project, the Caddo Lake Institute and the Recording Artists' Coalition that he co-founded to protect musicians' rights against common music industry business practices.
Don once commented on living life:
"Everyday life is a constant balancing act. I think we're all given a certain number of cards when we get here or on the way here. We're all presented with a certain number of doors and choices that we can make, and we can either walk through those doors or not. But I know that I've been blessed. I do know that and I'm not saying that I'm totally responsible for all of the good things that have happened to me. But, I do think that I've learned from my mistakes. And I haven't tried to blame anybody else for mistakes that I made or for the bad things that have happened to me. I've taken responsibility for that and tried to move on."
Get more on Don Henley on the Big Show fan page at KBGO.com and on iHeartRadio, keyword Don Henley.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]