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