Make him into someone who can take the place of me,
Make him every kind of fool you wanted me to be
Randy Meisner was an American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member of the iconic rock band, the Eagles. He was born on March 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA. He developed an interest in music at a young age and learned to play the guitar and bass.
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair, warm smell of colitis rising up through the air.
Hotel California is an Eagles song written by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey. The song opens with the lines, “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair. Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air”. This had me always wondering what Colitas was. I had assumed it was a plant, or flower, growing in the desert. I wasn’t really that wrong.
My 5th inductee of 2023, in my Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame, and my 17th inductee overall is The Eagles.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. They are known for their harmonies, intricate guitar work, and well-crafted songwriting. Glenn Frey and Don Henley first met in 1970 when they were hired as session musicians for Linda Ronstadt’s backing band.
Elvis loved his daughter and gave her many cute and funny nicknames including Sweetcheeks, Yisa, Buttonhead, and Injun.
Lisa Marie Presley was born February 1, 1968, to Elvis and Priscilla Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, nine months to the day after her parent’s wedding. After her parents divorced, she lived with her mother in Los Angeles, with frequent stays with her father at Graceland in Memphis. She would be Elvis’ only child. She seemed destined to lead a life in the public eye, thanks to looks that mirrored those of her father and a notable singing voice to match.
“She drove herself to madness with the silver spoon”
When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.
There is moonlight and moss in the trees, Down the Seven Bridges Road
There are some songs that were bigger, sometimes a Billboard hit, in their concert recorded version. They may have a studio-recorded counterpart but the live version, in this case, was bigger. I’ll stay away from the ones that have a “fake” live audience. The last criteria, it has to be a favorite of mine.