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.

Please note that many of these EAGLES signatures date back over 30+ years ago.

Please also note the amount of personally inscribed items and the fact that only the members that played on the product signed/autographed the items. The completes, are true completes.

This may be the largest and most authentic collection of signed Eagles memorabilia on the internet.

The band Eagles still remain so caught up with the re-selling of their signature and the worry of signing for what they perceive are non real fans. However, it wasn’t always that way: 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 6 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!!!!!!

 

Autographed 45rpm “Heartache Tonight” record sleeve.

 

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 collecting quality score.

 

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.

 

The signatures on the above 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour Book was NOT obtained by me, nor in person. It was obtained during a limited time through a website link on the Eagles Official Website/Store.

 

UPDATED INFORMATION:

 

For the longest time I thought I purchased this signed Tour Book via the EAGLES website in 1994 or 1995.

Actually, I have been reminded that it was at the January 1, 1995 Rose Bowl Show in Pasadena, that the merchandise stand gave away a booklet (or order forms) to where this Tour Book (as well as signed T-Shirts, Don Henley drum sticks with signed certificates, and a host of other non autographed sweaters, shirts, and concert items) were sold through a merchandise company.

These specialty signed and very limited quantity items were not sold via their website (they probably did not even have a website yet) or sold at the stadium. It was the acoustic guitars and the signed box set (with the New Year’s Eve live cuts), sold around 2001 that were sold via their website https://eagles.com/ .

 

 

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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 during that day, by Don Henley. 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.

One of a total of 3 such signed Tour Books by Mr. Tempchin.

 

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.

 

Randy Meisner and me 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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Returned mailed response from Eagles manager Irving Azoff stating the “plans”, or non plans, of what the band is going to do with the Decembery 31, 1999 New Years Eve concert footage filmed at The Staples Center.

 

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THE AUTOGRAPHED BOX SET

The signatures on the above Box Set is yet another in a series of pre-autographed items of memorabilia (acoustic guitar, drum sticks, 1994 Tour Books, T-Shirts, ……perhaps even more??) that was available during a limited time through a website link on the Eagles Official Website/Store.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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These two above pre-signed posters were for sale at Timothy B. Schmit’s solo performance at The Cave Nightclub in Big Bear City, CA, on December 1, 2017.
I applaud Timmy for selling autographed merchandise live at his shows.

 

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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.

 

Autographed posters that Don Felder had on his website for sale during 2017/2018.

Another fantastic means for fans in all states to obtain and keep real autographs.

 

“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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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 wasn’t too happy about signing so close to his house.

 

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.

 

The above albums, tour books and sheet music can never be “completed”.

These memorabilia items were being worked on at the time of Glenn Frey’s passing.

Though incomplete, they are very much worth highlighting within this collection.

 

CD’s for a while where thee items to get signed. However, the CD craze passed by and even though a couple of these covers are signed by Glenn Frey, with the difficulties of Don Henley and Don Felder especially wanting to sign anything Eagles related, I rather have these CD covers stay as you see them now and focus my efforts to obtain solo signed items of memorabilia.

Even partially completed, each showcases the penmanship of the band members.

 

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Randy Meisner and I outside the Pasadena nightclub Wise Guys, 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.

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

 

I am often asked, “do you know when Don Henley or Glenn Frey signed this album”?

With a collection this size that began over 30+ years ago (1986), it is impossible to say with absolute date certainty as to exactly when each signature was obtained. There are over 500 signatures from these 7 members on this page alone.

There are some dates that do have a remembrance more so than others:

 Don Henley, December 7, 1991 was a date where Mr. Henley autographed over 40+ items for me at the KLSX Record Swap and Convention at The Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel.

The week of November 16 thru the 20th, 1992, Glenn Frey autographed about a dozen items for me as he was at KLOS Radio (11/16/1992), The Coach House Theater in San Juan Capistrano (11/18/1992) and The Ventura Theater (11/20/1992).

Glenn Frey also signed 4 albums for me as he arrived for the Super Bowl pre-game show at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993.

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.

 

Autographed solo albums signed by Timothy B. Schmit at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on November 30, 2011 and on January 7, 2017.

Sometimes Timothy B. Schmit is in a happy mood to sign, and sometimes he just isn’t. Thus by the full signature on his Expando album, and his “first name only” on his Leap Of Faith album. Either way, I feel very fortunate to add these signed solo albums, however they are signed, to my collection.

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Sometimes, I just get plain lucky and catch an artist on a night when he is in a very chipper mood and autographing is made a bit easier.
The above two albums, EXPANDO and LEAP OF FAITH were signed by Timothy B. Schmit as he entered the nightclub, The Cave, in Big Bear City of December 1, 2017.

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.

 

COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS FROM ANY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND, EAGLES, TRULY DEFINES THE PHRASE, “THE LONG RUN”.