GLENN FREY

November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016

With the passing of Glenn Frey on January 18, 2016…

…this closes any further attempt to build complete
Eagles autographed memorabilia from this legendary band. I will now only
concentrate my efforts on signed solo material.

Very rare Promo Poster of the same photo inner album sleeve of The Long Run album.

These two fully signed Eagles first LP mobile’s were part of a larger hanging in store mobile display for The Hotel California album. Don Henley signed both of them personally to my 4 year old daughter (at the time), back in 1993.

Two outside covers and a 4 inners pages of the 1985 Farm Aid Program,
all signed by Don Henley.

Randy Meisner - Tour Book #1
Randy Meisner - Tour Book #2

Signed by Randy Meisner at his Studio City home in November of 2012. As you can see, as Randy has gotten older his signature has changed over the years.

SPECIAL NOTE on my relationship with my favorite Eagle, Randy Meisner:

I got to enjoy seeing Randy Meisner live in concert during the later part of his solo career, many many times. Each time I would see him and attend his shows, he was always very gracious and very humble about his success, and every time would sign autographs. He never once talked bitter about former band the Eagles, (though he did jokingly once refer to the album “The Long Run” as “The Wrong One”).

I first saw Randy in concert in late 1987 at The Palace in Hollywood (the night both Richard Marx and Timothy B. Schmit appeared). I would see him again in concert at The Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 23, 1989, at The Strand in Redondo Beach on August 20, 1992; The Belly Up Tavern in San Diego on August 27, 1992; and at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on October 18, 1992 (each of these 1992 shows with the Jimmy Messina Band).

I would continue to see him live in concert up to 2004, just before he retired from touring in about 2006 or 2007. Randy and his wife Lana sent me Christmas cards for about a 10 year period and I was as well welcomed to call Lana on her cell phone and check on Randy’s health and how things were going and progressing as Randy got older, at any time I desired.

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.

Two vintage and fully signed solo guitar music books autographed by Randy Meisner,
signed October 18, 1992 in San Juan Capistrano.

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 better ones that I collected.

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.

Signed Greatest Hits song book
by the entire “One Of These Nights” line up of the Eagles:
Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley.

Hard Rock Café bar menu signed by the Hotel California line-up of the Eagles:
Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Don Henley.
A very VERY RARE collectable indeed!

The image of this Hotel California promo photo was everywhere, during 1977.
You simply couldn’t escape both the song on the radio, or this publicity photo.

Eagles inner CD sleeve to “Hotel California”, signed by Don Felder,
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Don Henley.

Probably the clearest, most complete, and perhaps fullest set of the Hell Freezes Over
band members to sign any photograph during this era that you can find.

This was indeed a real collector’s score.

Whereas so many of the signatures I obtained are so rushed and so minimized,
this one is about as good as the members ever signed any photograph for me.

Signed by the “Hell Freezes Over” line up of the Eagles:
Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Don Felder, Timothy B. Schmit and Glenn Frey.

Open face CD sleeve to the Desperado LP, signed beautifully by founding members
Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon.

Double framed Eagles (debut LP) and their U.S. Greatest Hits album,
signed by each member who was part of the band at the time of recording/release.

Eagles Spanish 45rpm sleeve to “Hotel California” Signed by Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Don Henley.

Eagles lyric cover sleeve to “Hotel California”: Signed by Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Don Henley.

Very rare 45rpm picture sleeves of the songs “Please Come Home for Christmas” and the Japanese edition of “Heartache Tonight”, both fully signed by Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Felder and Don Henley.

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.

Eagles - Drumhead #1
Eagles - Drumhead #2

The inscribed drumhead (above left) was signed by Don Henley at the KLSX Record Swap at The Bonaventure Hotel on December 7, 1991. This “style” of signature tends to be what I was usually given by Don Henley when it was a one on one type of encounter, and especially when he was sitting down. I often refer to this as the “classic example” of his signature, but by no means the only style he would provide. Personally inscribed and including “Best Wishes” makes this truly an amazing piece of very rare Don Henley memorabilia.

The drumhead (above right) fully signed by The Long Run/Hell Freezes Over line up, was autographed at various times on the streets, and actually showcases the “rushed and a bit sloppy” side of the band, whereas for a time, they were signing anything and everything and without inscriptions, during that period known as “Their Solo Years”. Though I do not have exact dates on when each of this signatures were obtained, I believe it to be between 1989-1994 (Don Felder for sure in 1994, as he did date the item by indicating the year).

Personally signed ” History of the Eagles” Tour Program by Eagles producer, writer and solo artist Jack Tempchin. Autographed prior to he and Timothy B. Schmit’s concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on January 7, 2017.

Classic early 1990’s style autographs of Randy Meisner and Joe Walsh.
By far, the two most generous of all 7 members who would sign autographs.

Randy Meisner playing so many Eagles and solo favorites in Pasadena
at club “Wise Guys” on April 2, 1994.

Vern Monnett, Randy Meisner, Allan Rich and Billy Swan tearing it up in Pasadena
at “Wise Guys” on April 2, 1994.

Each of these 4 artists were later given this same photo that I took,
and each one autographed the one above for me.

Randy Meisner and Allan Rich singing about Midnight Flying
and The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, at club “Wise Guys”
in Pasadena on April 2, 1994.

Besides the above and below signed photos of Randy Meisner at club “Wise Guys”,
I also have a video tape I shot of the entire performance, and about
50 4X6 photographs of all 4 band members.

Randy Meisner and I kicking it back on Colorado Boulevard,
in Pasadena, on April 2, 1994.

Randy Meisner always had a brief few minutes for me no matter how many times I asked, or how many of his solo gigs I showed up at. He was as generously nice and friendly as he could possibly be.

Here he is in Pasadena, Ca., on April 2, 1994
at the (now closed) night club “Wise Guys”.

Still, a very rushed signature, but, equally a complete with all his letters fully defined. It was very rare to have Glenn Frey sign anything more than just his name and perhaps an inscription when asked to sign anything.

This autographed photo is a very rare score.

This solo poster of Don Henley’s first LP, “I Can’t Stand Still” was signed outside of his former Mulholland estate (on Mulholland Drive) on September 26, 1989. Probably not the smartest or the safest place to obtain Mr. Henley’s autograph, but even way back then, Don’s signature was a very difficult autograph to obtain and creativity and lots of luck was key to getting his signature.

Two 45rpm Picture Sleeves personally signed and inscribed by Don Henley.

I often took my kids with me as part enjoyment with them, and to help kill time while waiting for a signature.  Don Henley signed this 8X10 personally to my son Kevin.
Please note the two different styles of the letter “D” signed at the very same time.

The followup “Thank You” response for my attendance and contribution to the
April 1, 1992 Walden Woods Concert (Charity Benefit) at The Universal Amphitheater.

Signed inner page of the 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour Book by Joe Walsh.

Autographed Inner sleeve CD to “Songs For A Dying Planet”, signed by Joe Walsh.

Signed boldly by Timothy B. Schmit at the James Taylor concert
in May of 1993 at The Greek Theatre.

Signed inner page of the 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour Book by Timothy B. Schmit.

Both of the above Timothy B. Schmit Tour Posters were “pre-signed” and for sale at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on January 7, 2017,
prior to Timothy’s performance.

These are signed photographs obtained directly from Don Felder’s website in 2013. 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 and stalked out in the streets.

Pick guard signed by Don Felder, in Santa Barbara on June 22, 2008.

“Road To Forever” CDs personally singed by Don Felder
Outside The Grammy Museum in L.A. on October 17, 2012.

Don Felder “Heaven and Hell” hardcover book, signed in Santa Monica on May 6, 2008. I currently have 12 signed hard cover books signed by Mr. Felder.

“Heaven is Under Our Feet”, signed by Don Henley on December 7,1991.

Probably the only known fully signed “Legend Of Eagles” inner sleeve CD
to exist in any collection anywhere.

Official Eagles signed guitar signed by Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh. Purchased directly from the band’s website in 2010.

Glenn Frey signed guitar, autographed on the set of “South of Sunset”
(some stories on how I obtained a signature are best left untold).

Bernie Leadon signed guitar at club Genghis in Los Angeles on September 30, 2003.

Joe Walsh signed guitar in Sherman Oaks on June 30, 1991 at the Rockline Studios.

Don Henley signed guitar on Mulholland Drive
in the Hollywood Hills on September 26, 1989.

A TRUE ROCK AND ROLL GOLDEN NUGGET:
Eagles signed guitar by Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Don Felder,
Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.

With the passing of Glenn Frey on January 16, 2016,
the following signed items of memorabilia can never be and will 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 now and as they were at the time of Glenn Frey’s passing, as 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 both 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.

Randy Meisner and me outside the Pasadena nightclub Wise Guys,
on April 1, 1994.

Dutch vinyl pressing of the “Hotel California” inner sleeve jacket,
and green pressed disc, autographed by all 5 members
from this best selling album.

I simply cannot express enough the unbelievable amount of extreme generosity and friendship that Randy Meisner has shown me personally, and to my collection. He and his wife Lana have gone out of their way to help me build and complete so many of my Eagles items of memorabilia.

Difficult, very difficult.  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.