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Donald Hugh Henley
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Rock singer; songwriter; drummer
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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
Hughlene McWhorter Henley - Mother
CJ Henley - Father
Sharon Summerall - Wife
Maren Jensen - Ex-significant Other
Don Henley Awards:
1985 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video Collaboration of the Year - Nominee
1975 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus - Winner
1977 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
1989 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - 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
1977 Grammy: Best Arrangement for Voices - Winner
Attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; attended North Texas State University, Denton, TX
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