Bernie Leadon

Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin


Born on July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Original member of the Eagles

Left in 1975 and was replaced by Joe Walsh

Best work: My Man
Bernie is my all-time favorite Eagles member. He had the best voice: smooth, soft, and clear. He could play guitar and banjo when he was six! Bernie was a great country guitarist and an awesome banjo player. His songs were some of the best but unnoticed Eagles tunes: My Man, I Wish You Peace, and Train Leaves Here This Morning. It was very unfortunate that Bernie left, because he was a great force in early Eagles music, and you can definitely sense his absence in the Eagles last two albums. We love you Bernie!
Bernie in 1979, on why he left the band:

"I kept asking 'Are we going to rest next month?' and we never did. I wanted to get in shape before the age of thirty so I could have a chance at the rest of my life. I was afraid something inside me was dying. Leaving was an act of survival."
Bernie Leadon
Bernie Leadon Songs Available:

Bitter Creek
Hollywood Waltz
I Wish You Peace
My Man
On the Border
Saturday Night
Too Many Hands
Train Leaves Here This Morning
Twenty-One
Witchy Woman


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