Donald Hugh Henley born July 22, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from until the band broke up in , and has reprised those duties for the group's reunions since After the Eagles broke up in , Henley pursued a solo career and released his debut album I Can't Stand Still , in He has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, and one live DVD. The Eagles have sold over million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards , had five number-one singles, 17 top singles, and six number-one albums. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in and are the highest-selling American band in history. Combined with the Eagles and as a solo artist, Henley has released 25 top singles on the Billboard Hot
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Don Henley anchored the Eagles as the band's drummer, frequent frontman, and co-leader. He wrote and sang many of their biggest songs -- "Hotel California," "Desperado," "The Long Run," "Best of My Love," "Life in the Fast Lane," "One of These Nights" were among his signatures, classic rock staples all -- but he also found considerable success on his own in the '80s following the group's disbandment. Although this didn't have as many Top 40 hits -- the title track reached eight, followed by "The Last Worthless Evening" and "The Heart of the Matter," both peaking at 21 -- it was a bigger hit, going platinum six times, but after it ran its cycle, Henley decided to turn his attention to reuniting the Eagles in , a project that kept him busy off and on for the next two years. His solo albums slowed -- he released Inside Job in , 11 years after The End of the Innocence , and then took 15 years to record Cass County , his return to country-rock roots -- but he was never out of the spotlight thanks to ongoing work from the Eagles. His parents -- his WWII veteran father ran an auto parts business, his mother taught -- instilled a love of music into him at an early age but despite having some piano lessons, he didn't take to playing music as a child.
Composer, recording star and environmental activist, Don Henley, in a somewhat unheralded way, has chalked up a number of significant records for sales and performances in the music world. Like many names in the crossover areas of pop and country, Henley, hails from Texas. In fact, as a young adult, he learned that his little town of Linden, Texas, where he grew up, also spawned the wonderful blues guitarist, T-Bone Walker and the historic ragtime pianist, Scott Joplin. Henley is known for many accomplishments both on and off the concert stage and recording studio. He is celebrated as an extraordinarily adept songwriter, with a knack for capturing powerful emotional feelings as well as the mood of a special moment in time. A majority of his best remembered hit songs were recorded by his legendary Southern California band, The Eagles, whose roots go back to the early Hollywood music epicenter of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Lookout Mountain Avenue. In terms of familiar melodies, many of Henley's songs have become established standards. All of them are on the basic menu of Classic Rock stations as well as adult contemporary and country music outlets.