On This Day In Eagles History – December 31, 1999

December 31, 1999 Millennium Concert – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Don Felder’s last stage appearance with the Eagles

 

 

Outside of Henley and Frey, Don Felder was the longest lasting member of the Eagles. His contributions to the sound, repertoire, and legacy of the Eagles were immeasurable but alas – the die had been cast.

The Eagles were a band always on the brink of disaster but it seems that “edge of disaster” was the ingredient that made the Eagles. Their real legacy was the music of course, but once you cut the radio off everyone knows how the band argued and fought. It took 14 years apart before they could get back together. But I digress…

Thorough his friend Bernie Leadon, Don met the rest of the Eagles while on their first tour in 1972. Don moved from Boston to Los Angeles in 1973 where he occasionally jammed with the band. After being called into the studio to record some guitar tracks for the band he was officially made a member of the band in January of 1974.

He performed with the band from then – missing the California Jam due to the birth of his son – until the Millennium Concert on December 31, 1999 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He was officially terminated from the Eagles on February 6, 2001.

Let let the lawsuits begin!

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