Eagles bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77

2023-07-28 12:01:27 | Last Update : 2023-07-28 12:04:30

Randy Meisner, the founding member, first bassist and vocalist of the famous American rock band, the Eagles, known for the song 'Hotel California', passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 77. Meisner had been suffering from lung disease for some time.

Eagles bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77
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Randy Meisner, bassist and founding member of the famous American rock band Eagles, died in Los Angeles at the age of 77. The news was confirmed on Wednesday in a statement on the band's website.

It was announced that Randy Meisner died due to complications from obstructive pulmonary disease.


Randy Meisner was the original bassist and vocalist for the Eagles, one of the best-selling bands in history, with hits like "Hotel California", "Take It Easy" and "One of These Nights"."Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and a key player in the band's early successes," the newsletter highlights.

Born in March 1946 to a Nebraskan farming family, Meisner played in Rick Nelson and Poco's Stone Canyon Band before forming the Eagles.

After more than half a century, Meisner's American band has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. They pioneered the West Coast sound, a laid-back, country-inspired rock that dominated American pop. Meiner is a founding member of the ever-changing band.

Glenn Frey, another of the founding members, passed away in 2016 at the age of 67. The Eagles' current lineup, which includes Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, is scheduled for one final tour to begin in New York in September and is expected to continue through 2025. Meisner, who left the grouping in the late 1970s and was replaced by Schmit, to participate in the tour.

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