Randy Meisner Eagles Co-Founder Passes Away at 77, His Cause of Death Explained

Eagles Co-Founder Randy Meisner Dies at 77

Los Angeles – The world of rock music mourns the loss of a legendary figure. Randy Meisner, best known as the bassist and co-founder of the seminal American rock band, The Eagles, passed away at age 77 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Known for his exceptional skills as a bassist and backing high-harmony vocalist, Meisner left an indelible mark on both group performances and solo releases.

Born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Meisner began his professional career with a band he’d formed called ‘The Driving Dynamics‘ ‘before co-founding The Eagles in 1971. He remained with the band until 1977, contributing significantly to their success and distinctive sound.

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Among Meisner’s most notable contributions were lead vocals on hit singles such as “Take It To The Limit” and “Take It Easy,” the latter of which opened the Eagles’ debut album. His bass lines also drove classics like “Desperado,” “One of These Nights,” and “Hotel California.”

After leaving The Eagles in 1977, Meisner enjoyed a modest solo career with albums such as “One More Song” and minor hits like “Hearts on Fire.” He reunited periodically with his former bandmates over the years during reunion tours and the Eagles’ Hall of Fame induction.

The Eagles’ music, underpinned by Meisner’s contributions, holds historical significance. Their distinctive blend of rock and country, characterized by tight harmonies and intricate guitar work, helped define the Southern California sound of the ’70s. The band’s success was recognized in 1998 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an event Meisner attended and performed at.

Tributes have poured in from fans, fellow band members, and music industry professionals alike. Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, tweeted: “Such sad news about Randy Meisner. A unique talent who did things his way.” British author Caitlin Moran also paid tribute to the singer, describing his voice as “one of the greatest of all time.”

Meisner’s passing marks the end of an era, but his legacy lives on in the timeless music he helped create. His contributions to The Eagles and the wider world of rock music will continue to inspire and influence future generations. We remember Randy Meisner not just for his music, but for the passion, innovation, and dedication he brought to every note he played and sang.

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