Bernard Mathew Leadon III was born on July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis.
The musician, and songwriter is best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Prior to the Eagles, he was a member of three pioneering and highly influential country rock bands: Hearts & Flowers, Dillard & Clark, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Leadon was the last original member to join the Eagles, a band initially formed by guitarist/singer Glenn Frey, drummer/singer Don Henley, and former Poco bassist/singer Randy Meisner. Leadon is often credited with helping shape the band's early country-rock sound, bringing his strong sense of harmony as well as his country, bluegrass and acoustic sensibilities to the group. Instruments he played during his tenure in the band were electric guitar, B-Bender, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar. “Eagles” is the Debut Studio Album by the rock band the Eagles, which was released in June, 1972.
The Album was an immediate success for the young band, reaching Number 22 on The Billboard Charts and going platinum.
Three singles were released from the album, each reaching the Top 40: "Take It Easy" (Number 12), "Witchy Woman" (Number 9), and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (Number 22). The band, starting with this album, played a major role in popularizing the Country Rock sound.
Eagles is ranked Number 368 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
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