Meisner, Randy: Another Hawk Flies

Meisner, Randy: Another Hawk Flies

In the realm of rock and roll, there are unbelievable groups that have made a permanent imprint on the music business. The Birds without a doubt stand among these monsters, and one of the essential individuals who assumed a significant part in molding their unique sound is Randy Meisner. Tragically, Meisner kicked the bucket on Wednesday (July 26, 2023) at an emergency clinic in Los Angeles, supposedly from entanglements of persistent obstructive pneumonic illness. He was 77.

Conceived Randall Herman Meisner on Walk 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Randy Meisner fostered an energy for music since early on. He began playing the guitar and bass during his high school years, improving his abilities and longing for a future in the music business. During the 1960s, Meisner’s melodic excursion moved forward when he turned into an individual from a band called The Drivin’ Elements, whose debut collection highlighted a version of incredible singer Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” sung by Meisner.

Meisner moved to Los Angeles in the last part of the 60s and was an essential piece of a few fundamental Southern California “country-rock” groups, including the Bison Springfield, Poco and Ricky Nelson’s Stone Gulch Band. Strangely, bassist, vocalist and musician Timothy B. Schmidt supplanted Meisner in Poco and in this manner followed him also in the Falcons when Meisner left the band after the uber selling Inn California collection.

While actually working with the Stone Ravine Band, Meisner was popular as a LA meeting player and randomly ended up playing close by Glenn Frey (who kicked the bucket January 18, 2016, at 67 years old), Wear Henley and Bernie Leadon in rising diva Linda Ronstadt’s sponsorship band.

Soon after, this young, highly talented quartet left Ronstadt to form a new band called “The Eagles.” This set the stage for a remarkable musical collaboration that would later define the “California sound” of the 1970s. Meisner’s warm, high-pitched voice complemented Henley and Frey’s harmonies and gave the band’s vocal arrangements a unique flavor. One of the greatest and most recognizable vocal sounds in music history was created by the combination of the three singers’ soft, harmonic falsettos and impressive vocal range.