Don Henley









Don Henley

Don Henley attended North Texas State University (renamed in 1986 the University of North Texas) in Denton, Texas during 1968 and 1969. He left to spend time with his father, who was dying from heart and arterial disease.

In 1970, he moved to Los Angeles to record an album with his early band, Shiloh. Shiloh was bankrolled by fellow Texan Kenny Rogers, then flush with cash from his band, The First Edition. Shortly thereafter, Henley met Glenn Frey through Amos Records in Los Angeles. They both became members of Linda Ronstadt's backup band, touring with her was the catalyst for forming the group in the first place. As a result, two months later they became their own act, the Eagles. All four of the original Eagles are featured in the 1970s Ronstadt album Silk Purse. Later, Linda also covered one of the Eagles' songs "Desperado".