Randy Meisner, co-founder of chart-topping rock band the Eagles, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 77. Meisner died on Wednesday night in Los Angeles of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the Eagles said in a statement.
The Eagles said: “As the original bass player for the pioneering country-rock group, Poco, Randy was at the forefront of the musical revolution that began in Los Angeles, in the late 1960s. Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band. His vocal range was astonishing, as evident on his signature ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit”
As a solo artist, Meisner never approached the success of The Eagles, but did have hits with Hearts On Fire and Deep Inside My Heart and played on records by Walsh, James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg, among others.
For a decade, he was part of World Classic Rockers, a touring act that at various times included Donovan, Spencer Davis and Denny Laine.
Meisner was married twice, the first time when he was still in his teens, and had three kids.