In 1971, Meisner joined Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder to form the Eagles. The band quickly became one of the most popular rock groups of the 1970s, releasing a string of hit albums, including “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” and “Hotel California.”
Meisner left the Eagles in 1977, but he continued to record and tour as a solo artist. He also reunited with the Eagles on several occasions, including for their 1994 reunion tour.
Meisner was known for his distinctive bass playing style, which was characterized by its melodic lines and driving rhythms. He was also a talented vocalist, and he sang lead vocals on several Eagles hits, including “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”
Meisner’s death is a major loss to the music world. He was a talented musician who helped to shape the sound of one of the most popular rock bands of all time. He will be remembered for his distinctive bass playing, his soaring vocals, and his role in the Eagles’ success.