The End of the Innocence
American rock singer, songwriter and drummer Don Henley is best known as a founding member of the Eagles. His solo hits include "The Boys of Summer", "The End of the Innocence" and “Dirty Laundry”. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him the 87th greatest singer of all time.
Henley co-wrote most of the Eagles' best known songs including “Desperado” and also sang lead vocals on “Desperado”, “The Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, “Hotel California”, “The Long Run”, “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Wasted Time”. After 9 years together the band split in 1980 due to increasing personal tensions and Henley embarked on a successful solo career. His solo career was the most commercially successful of the band with his highest charting at No.3 in the US for single, “Dirty Laundry”. Henley also duetted with his former lover, Stevie Nicks on her top 10 release, “Leather and Lace”.
Henley had always been involved in political and social initiatives such as founding the Walden Woods Project, Caddo Lake Institute and the Recording Artists’ Coalition with singer Sheryl Crow.
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