Randy Meisner, Eagles Founding Member, Dead at 77

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of The Eagles Has died due to complications from Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease. The official announcement was posted on The Eagles website.

“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band. His vocal range was astonishing, as is evident on his signature ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit,’” posted The Eagles

Randy ability to use his voice to add the high part of The Eagles’s harmony was a key element that led to the early success of the band. His signature ballad was “Take it to the Limit”, but his contribution was paramount to the success of songs like ‘HOTEL California”, “Desperado” and “Life in the Fast Lane”.

Randy Meisner’s career started with the backup band for Rick Nelson that was known as the Stone Canyon Band where he served as the bass player and backup vocalist. Just before becoming a founding member of The Eagles, he was a member of Poco. Randy was 77 at the time of his death.