Two fully signed Eagles first LP mobile’s which were once part of a larger hanging display.
AS YOU READ THROUGH and view the many signed items of Eagles memorabilia, you will find some variances within many of the same artists signatures that may raise a question of authenticity. You may also ask yourself how so many signatures could of ever been obtained from one person from probably the hardest of all American RR Bands when it comes to them signing anything. Please note that many of these signatures date back over 30 years ago and predates the internet and paid conventions and especially before autograph collecting became the business that it is today. In other words, I started collecting before the Internet, before Ebay and before most of you, and worked hard at collecting at a time when these members were signing almost everything.
In addition, I never stopped to pay much attention to how any of the 7 members were signing my items or how on “this day” the signature was a bit different than “that day”. I have simply been both happy and thankful to receive their autograph on “any day”. Assumptions and presumptions may be made by those who may not have been around during the bands “solo years”, whereas even Don Henley and Don Felder were signing just about anything handed to him, and all for free.
Two outside covers and a 4 inners pages of the 1985 Farm Aid Program,
all signed by Don Henley, again showing the variances of this mans signature.
Two of the last signatures that I ever received from Randy Meisner. Autographed in 2012.
SPECIAL NOTE on my relationship with my favorite Eagle, Randy Meisner:
I have seen Randy Meisner is various solo concerts in the states of Oregon, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah and Washington, as well as over a dozen times here in California starting in 1987, up until just before he retired from touring around 2006/2007.
Randy and his then wife Lana were very kind and generous to me. They sent me Christmas cards for about a 10 year period and I was always welcomed to call Lana on her cell phone and check on Randy’s health, or just to say hello. Randy was always as friendly and as generous with his time, his stories and his autograph, as a celebrity could possibly be. Randy has always been above and beyond to myself and so many others fans during the time that I had interaction and friendship with him.
I truly hold deep personal thoughts and very special memories of Randy Meisner;
one of the most beautiful and amazing voices in all of Rock and Roll.
Signed CD covers were very popular and very easy to get signed.
However, after the CD craze died down I looked at many of my signed covers with multiple signatures from a band all squeezed onto such a small surface and noticed the quality of the signed items just wasn’t always that good. Such was the case with 4, 5 or more signatures of the Eagles on many of the CD covers I obtained.
These are 7 signed of the best complete signed CD’s that I collected.
WHAT TO DO WITH A BUNCH OF PARTIALLY AUTOGRAPHED CD COVERS:
As the CD craze was coming to a close, and my interest changed to getting more albums and other items signed, my framer had a wild idea of framing up a different signed CD cover, many of my non completed extra CD’s, and having at least one signature from all 7 members of the band, thus, the above item is a CD collection of a complete set of Eagles autographs.
IF ONLY THEY ALL CAN BE THIS PERFECT……………..
Probably the clearest, most fully complete, and perhaps the finest set of signatures from the Hell Freezes Over lineup. I wish every signature on all my items were as clear and concise as this photo. Its truly one of the best in anyone’s collection. This was indeed a real collector’s score.
The signatures on the Tour Book on the above left was NOT obtained by myself nor in person. It was obtained through a website link on the Eagles website/store (http://www.eagles.com/store) that sold a few (??) signed items starting as early as the Hell Freezes Over Tour in 1994. I purchased this Tour book, as well as two different signed acoustic guitars via the bands website link. These signed items sold very fast and were in very, very (I would guess) one time only limited supply. The signatures on the Tour Book on the above right, was obtained by myself on the streets and after the fact of the Hell Freezes Over Tour over a period of several years.
You can clearly see the style and quality difference between what was probably a table style sit-down signing; versus, an on-the-go and on-the-streets signing.
The inscribed drumhead was signed by Don Henley at the KLSX Record Swap at The Bonaventure Hotel on December 7, 1991. Personally inscribed and including “Best Wishes” makes this truly an amazing piece of very rare Don Henley memorabilia.
December 7, 1991, the day Don Henley was at the 97.1 KLSX Record Swap and Convention at the Bonaventure Hotel. For a period of about 4 hours, he sat at a chair and signed hundreds of autographs, for free, for the fans that attended. It is the day I received about 40 signatures on many of the different items you see within this collection.
A day, that has never been duplicated, at least here in Los Angeles, ever since.
To this day, I still cannot believe the detail that Glenn provided above:
It was very rare to have Glenn Frey autograph anything more than just his name and perhaps an inscription when asked to sign. I have seen very, very few detailed inscriptions on any Glenn Frey autographs in over 30 years of collecting.
This extra inscribed, autographed photo is a very rare score.
Two 45rpm Picture Sleeves personally signed and inscribed by Don Henley.
These are signed photographs obtained directly from Don Felder’s website.
This is exactly the type of system artists can use to help supply REAL and AUTHENTIC signatures for fans to enjoy, all the while cutting down the need to have celebrities chased stalked out in the streets.
Don Felder “Heaven and Hell” hardcover book, very personally signed in Santa Monica on May 6, 2008. I currently have about 10 signed hard cover books.
“Heaven is Under Our Feet”, signed by Don Henley on December 7,1991.
Official Eagles signed guitar signed by Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh. Purchased directly from the band’s website in 2009.
Here is the link that sells various band merchandise, and from time to time even autographed items from the band Eagles: http://eagles.shop.musictoday.com/content/mlp/525/default.aspx
Bernie Leadon had no problem and was very happy to sign this guitar at club Genghis in Los Angeles on September 30, 2003. Bernie has always been incredibly friendly and generous, every time I have had the pleasure of seeing and speaking with him.
Bernie is an incredibly talented musician that still this day has not fully received the credit that he deserves for all that he has contributed to Rock and Roll.
With the passing of Glenn Frey on January 16, 2016,
the following signed items of memorabilia can never be completed as fully signed Eagles band autographs. With respect to the many difficulties it can often take to obtain Don Henley’s signature, these items will in all probability remain as you see them here as they were at the time of Glenn Frey’s passing. I will now concentrate my efforts of collecting only solo signatures from the remaining band members.
As well as the albums, tour books and sheet music that can never now be completed, are these (two above) Hotel California CD covers signed by Don Henley and Randy Meisner. They both will just be more examples of the signatures of these two members, but be part of what could have been, had I been able to obtain Glenn Frey, and eventually the other members signatures.
Its become very “difficult” for me to obtain Timothy B. Schmit’s autograph.
Such the case here, at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on January 7, 2017. Mr. Schmit felt the need to not want to sign his last name on his album for me. Though I was/am happy to have obtained what he did sign in lieu of nothing, no matter how I try my best to explain to him that all inscribed items I obtain are never for sale and I even have tickets to his shows (I shown him the tickets) and support his solo career, it still doesn’t change his reluctancy much at wanting to sign anything for me.
SPECIAL NOTE: Not only are all these albums signed as complete, but more importantly they are signed by only those members that actually were members of the band and performed on that album. Past members did not autograph later albums, and later members did not autograph the earlier albums. These are the truest of complete Eagles band signed albums.
ONE FINAL NOTE: Signed Eagles albums by all 7 members, as these rare Greatest Hits import long out of print albums are, should be considered highly collectable and the rarest of any Eagles signed LP’s anywhere. These just may be the only fully signed copies anywhere in any existence.