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.

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 some 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. Many predates the issues and concerns that the Internet has brought about whereas members of bands, especially the Eagles, are so caught up with the re-selling of their signature and signing for what they perceive are non fans. In what I refer to as “their solo years”, between 1980 – 1994, these Eagles band members were signing literally anything and almost everything that they were handed and for what amounts to as FREE. 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 was both happy and thankful to receive their autograph (and still am) on “any day”.

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.

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

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.

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 8 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.

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!!!!!!

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.

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

 

AUTOGRAPHS BECOME SHOWROOM WORTHY:

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

 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE EAGLES PIECES OF MY COLLECTION.

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 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.

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.

THANK YOU MR. JACK TEMPCHIN

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.

Randy Meisner playing 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.

Signed photo of Randy Meisner at club “Wise Guys”, Pasadena, on April 2, 1994.

 

Photograph of Bernie Leadon and me on March 23, 1994 at the
Rhythm Country and Blues benefit concert after party at The Universal Amphitheater.

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.

Randy and I in Pasadena, on April 2, 1994  at the night club “Wise Guys”.

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.

This solo poster of Don Henley’s first LP, “I Can’t Stand Still”

was signed outside of his former Mulholland Drive estate on September 26, 1989. Probably not the smartest of places to obtain Mr. Henley’s autograph, even back then.

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.

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 Ringo Starr All-Star
concert on August 12, 1992, at the Los Angeles Greek Theatre.

Signed inner page of the 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour Book by Timothy B. Schmit, at Club Largo in Los Angeles on October 14, 2009, prior to that nights concert.

SIMPLY BEAUTIFULLY PRE-SIGNED SOLO POSTERS:

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.

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.

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, 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.

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 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

Glenn Frey signed guitar, autographed on the set of “South of Sunset”.
(all I can say, is Glenn Frey was not at all “happy” to see me with this guitar).

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.

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

VERY RARE AND PERSONALLY SIGNED DON HENLEY GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED. Obtained on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills on September 26, 1989, prior to that nights concert. Henley was too happy about signing so close to his house.

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 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.

Randy Meisner and I outside the Pasadena nightclub Wise Guys, on April 2, 1994.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE SIGNED ALBUMS, INNER POSTERS AND/OR SLEEVES

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 former wife Lana have gone out of their way to help me build and complete so many of my Eagles items of memorabilia.

 

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.