Happy Birthday to Don Henley, who turns 72 today (July 22nd)!!! Henley and the late-Glenn Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971, and are responsible for the band's best loved songs, including “Hotel California,” “One Of These Nights,” “Desperado,” “Best Of My Love,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Take It To The Limit,” “New Kid In Town,” “The Long Run,” and many more.
Last year, ESPN aired the new Eagles concert Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018). The band, which features Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, hit the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, critically-acclaimed concerts on September 12th, 14th, and 15th, 2018. Highlights from all three shows were compiled for the band's recent 26-song live album and concert film.
On June 2nd, 2021 Don Henley appeared virtually before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee in an effort to push forward on what he believes are outdated copyright laws for songwriters and performers. He told the committee that the online services that post musical content are done so at the expense of his “brothers and sisters in the creative community” and labeling the payment structure as being “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.”