Randy Meisner, Founding Eagles Bassist, Passes Away At 77

One of the founding members of the Eagles died Wednesday.  Randy Meisner was the original bass player and sang one of their biggest hits “Take It to the Limit”.  He was 77 years old.

The band posted this statement on their website, “The Eagles are sad to report that founding member, bassist, and vocalist, Randy Meisner, passed away . . . due to complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

He quit the band after their “Hotel California” album due to infighting.

Randy was on the early Eagles albums “Eagles”, “Desperado”, “On the Border”, “One of These Nights”, and “Hotel California”.  He sang “Try and Love Again” on that one.  That year, their greatest hits album went platinum in a week, they released what is now one of the greatest selling albums of all time, “Hotel California”, and they had a sold out tour.

Can you imagine how tough it must have been for him to walk away from all that success?!


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