Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010 - Randy Meisner

happy 64th birthday today to one of my all time favourites, Randy Meisner, founding member of my 2 favourite rock bands, California country rock pioneers Poco and the Eagles. Randy is best-known for his lead vocals on the #4 hit single Take It To The Limit from the Eagles 1975 classic album One of These Nights. You can get a taste of Randy singing Limit here as part of a Poco reunion gig for 1990's Farm Aid.

Randy left Poco in 1969 and eventually joined the Eagles for their monumental run from 1972-1977. Then he went on to have a not-very-successful solo career in the 80s, that produced some great music nonetheless, before reuniting with Poco briefly in 1989-91. He's remained out of the spotlight for the past 20 years, playing the occasional gig with tribute band the World Classic Rockers. His health has not been great as of late, with as many as 5 internet reports surfacing over the past year or so with a variety of ailments. Hope you are alive and well out there these days Randy. Thanks for so much great music!

Anyway, a great day for me here in Newfoundland. the sun finally peaked out after 8 days of cloud and rain. i didn't run but managed a nice 5k walk and a 1.8k swim at the pool. energy levels good despite not a very good sleep. looking forward to tomorrow!


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