Don Henley

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Donald Hugh Henley
  • Birth Place: Gilmer, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/22/1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Rock singer; songwriter; drummer
User Rating: (11 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Don Henley Fast Facts:
  • Was the lead singer for his high school band, the Four Speeds, who later changed their name to Felicity.
  • Felicity was "discovered" when the members bumped into country singer Kenny Rogers at a Dallas clothing store; Rogers went on to produce the band's self-titled debut, released under the name Shiloh in 1970.
  • Asked by Glenn Frey to join Linda Ronstadt's backing band, which also featured future Eagles Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon.
  • The 1976 Eagles best-of, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), was the first album to be certified platinum; it became one of the best-selling albums of all time, moving more than 29 million copies in the U.S. alone.
  • Released his first solo record, I Can't Stand Still, in 1982.
  • In the early '90s, founded the Walden Woods Project, dedicated to protecting the land around Walden Pond in Massachusetts, and the Caddo Lake Institute, aimed at preserving the Texas lake.
  • Awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton in 1997. 
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame, as a member of the Eagles, in 1998.
  • Don Henley Relationships:
  • Stevie Nicks - Ex-significant Other
  • Lois Chiles - Ex-significant Other
  • CJ Henley - Father
  • Sharon Summerall - Wife
  • Maren Jensen - Ex-significant Other
  • Hughlene McWhorter Henley - Mother
  • Don Henley Awards:
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1977 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1989 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
  • 1977 Grammy: Best Arrangement for Voices - Winner
  • 1975 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1979 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video Collaboration of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; attended North Texas State University, Denton, TX

Shop

Charlie Rose with Don Henley (March 13, 2001)
Buy Charlie Rose with Don Henley (March 13, 2001) from Amazon.com
From Charlie Rose, Inc. (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $22.46 (as of 5:14 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular