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sodascouts
02-02-2010, 06:39 PM
Saw a couple Bernie mentions in the press lately and figured I'd start a thread. Here's the first:

Bernie Leadon's Interesting Comment about Gram Parsons (http://davecarew.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/bernie-leadons-interesting-comment-about-gram-parsons/)

sodascouts
02-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Now, this is actually about his sister, but it's still interesting - she's running for Mayor of Gainesville, Florida!

Monica Leadon Cooper running for Mayor (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100125/ARTICLES/1251006/1002)

By Christopher Curry (chris.curry@gvillesun.com)

TimothyBFan
02-03-2010, 08:52 AM
I had no idea that Bernie had come from such a large musical family.

Ive always been a dreamer
02-03-2010, 11:23 AM
Me either, TBF. I had heard about Mark and Tom Leadon who were musicians, but that was it. I certainly didn't know that Bernie had 9 siblings.

GettheLeadonOut!!
02-09-2010, 08:26 PM
“You know, originally they didn’t give Gram enough credit. Now they give him too much.”

Great quote. Bernie knows a thing or two about not getting enough credit as he was one of the pioneers of country rock music himself. Chris Hillman and Gene Clark are the ones I'd credit most. Of course they both worked with Bernie in previous bands, all of which predated the Flying Burrito Brothers by several years.

And quite frankly, without Bernie, the Eagles would never be where they are now....

sodascouts
02-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Wow, this is so strange - I was just thinking about this quote today because I was listening to "My Man" and I return to the board to see it commented upon!

Indeed, Bernie doesn't get enough credit. It's ironic - when the Eagles began, he was the most recognizable name as a veteran of more than one well-respected band. As you pointed out, he had worked with the best in country rock prior to joining.

Koala
06-03-2011, 01:07 AM
Ex-Eagle explains benefits of making music here

http://www.nashvilleledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=53279 (http://www.nashvilleledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=53279)

Ive always been a dreamer
06-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Wow - thanks for finding that Koala. It's nice to see Bernie getting some press. He does interviews so rarely so it's a treat whenever we hear anything from him. :thumbsup:

Brooke
06-03-2011, 01:04 PM
Cool! I didn't know he lived in Nashville!

sodascouts
06-03-2011, 01:24 PM
ooh! Very cool to hear from Bernie!

GettheLeadonOut!!
06-03-2011, 02:08 PM
Dude's a class act. Nashville is lucky to have him.

TimothyBFan
06-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Bernie article.


http://www.nashvilleledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=53279

pueblo47
07-26-2011, 07:52 PM
http://www.hit-channel.com/sinenteuxeis/xenoi-kallitexnes/item/4179-exclusivebernie-leadon-the-eaglesflying-burrito-brotherssolo?tmpl=component&print=1

GettheLeadonOut!!
07-26-2011, 09:09 PM
Wow! Nice article and even better interview. Thanks!

sodascouts
07-26-2011, 11:36 PM
http://www.hit-channel.com/sinenteuxeis/xenoi-kallitexnes/item/4179-exclusivebernie-leadon-the-eaglesflying-burrito-brotherssolo?tmpl=component&print=1

A new Bernie interview! Excellent! That is one cool guy.

Ive always been a dreamer
07-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Loved reading that - what a rare treat!

Henley Honey
07-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Two things stood out to me. He doesn't seem bitter or angry at having left the band. I like his "that's life" attitude, especially when you compare it to Don Felder's "poor me" attitude.

I also love that he ended the interview saying:
"Be nice to one another, it doesn't cost anything, and it makes the day so much more pleasant. Don't you think?"

I do, Bernie. I really do. :)

Brooke
07-28-2011, 10:52 AM
Wow, that was great! He seems like a genuinely nice guy and class act. :thumbsup:

whitcap
07-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Nice interview. Bernie sounds like a great guy.

pueblo47
08-01-2011, 06:59 PM
http://www.gainesvilletoday.com/2011-august/2011/07/27/lipham-music-a-rock-roll-history-hotbed/

sodascouts
08-06-2011, 04:59 PM
Found this cute mention today in an article about Fred Waleck (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rock-and-roll-music-icon-fred-walecki-owner-of-westwood-music-joins-max-sound-advisory-board-124771883.html)i:


Since the 1960s, Westwood Music and its owner have been at the center of rock and roll legend making. The stories of Fred Walecki are well known in the Global music scene, like the time [...] when Bernie Leadon promised to stand good for a Westwood Music charge account for his new band, which had come up with the questionable name of "The Eagles."

I think it's safe to say Walecki got a return on that investment. ;)

And what's so "questionable" about that name? lol

sodascouts
06-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Bernie Leadon recently delivered a eulogy for friend and former bandmate Doug Dillard. You can read it in full here:

http://tagsrwc.com/the_ebullet/2012/06/the-ebullet-volume-12-special-edition-remembering-doug-dillard-June-2012/

Scroll down quite a bit for it; it's about three-quarters of the way down and entitled "Doug Dillard Eulogy by Bernie Leadon."

whitcap
06-06-2012, 03:36 PM
A lovely sentiment. You can tell that Bernie really loved and admired Doug.

I'm sad to hear of Doug's passing. RIP. Another legend gone :(

GlennLover
06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
A lovely sentiment. You can tell that Bernie really loved and admired Doug.

I'm sad to hear of Doug's passing. RIP. Another legend gone :(

Yes, RIP

VAisForEagleLovers
04-23-2013, 05:54 PM
An upcoming interview with Bernie!! There's a few interesting snippets here.

http://www.uncut.co.uk/eagles/eagles-our-plan-was-to-be-world-famous-and-rich-no-christmas-cards-news?fb_comment_id=fbc_618545464841146_104490404_6 19278891434470#fedc690e8

Tiffanny Twisted
04-23-2013, 06:08 PM
no x,as cards lol

Outlawman13
04-23-2013, 06:10 PM
LOL I love that bit as well. I really do need to download that to my kindle here soon. I would love to read that.

sodascouts
04-23-2013, 10:45 PM
Oooh an interview with Bernie!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!

Brooke
04-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Great! :yay:

sad-cafe
04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
I truly think Leadon was sorry for how he ended his stint with the great band. I hope he gets to do some shows with them.

VAisForEagleLovers
04-29-2013, 11:21 PM
SC, until we fix our 'bug', you need to type out L-eadon or Lead0n!

HiredHand
04-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Bernie is an awesome musician. I hope he re-joins the boys for their upcoming tour. He is one of the originals after all.

sad-cafe
04-30-2013, 07:33 PM
SC, until we fix our 'bug', you need to type out L-eadon or Lead0n!


Haha I didn't even notice. Thanks. I hope you all knew I meant L-eadon

I think you all know my feelings towards "fingers"

secret squirrel
08-29-2013, 08:20 AM
Here's an interview with Rusty Young about Poco in which he compliments Bernie:

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=806739

SS
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http://sshh-sshh.blogspot.co.uk/2013...ng-guy_25.html (http://sshh-sshh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/schmitten-part-two-sweet-talking-guy_25.html)

GettheLeadonOut!!
10-31-2013, 05:22 PM
Bernie is getting a lot of press news on tour with the Eagles this year, but this one was specifically about him getting kudos from Linda Ronstadt in her new book Simple Dreams:

http://www.bringmethenews.com/2013/10/16/linda-ronstadt-praises-minneapolis-music-legend/

I especially liked her quote about Bernie in term's of his singing with the Eagles and I couldn't agree more:

“Don’s voice is certainly a great solo instrument and so is Glenn’s, they both can sing lead, but Bernie’s voice has a quality to it that enhances other voices. It’s a strong voice and he can crank it up in the high register. It was a real important voice in terms of forming the group’s vocal sound and what it made the vocal blend sound like. I always felt people didn’t necessarily notice it.”

Can't wait to hear him back in the blend when they come to L.A. in January

VAisForEagleLovers
10-31-2013, 08:20 PM
Thanks for posting! Good to hear what she said. I'm loving seeing Bernie with them! He's been a lot of fun to watch.

Prettymaid
10-31-2013, 08:38 PM
Yes, he has!

Brooke
11-01-2013, 03:43 PM
Agreed!

I remember reading about Bernie in her book, too! She has the highest regard for him!

UndertheWire
11-01-2013, 04:02 PM
Thanks for posting. I really like his voice and I'm looking forward to hearing him, too.

sodascouts
11-01-2013, 11:15 PM
It's cool to hear Bernie's voice characterized that way. I don't think he gets enough props for his singing ability. I remember Glenn saying in the HOTE documentary that when Bernie left, their vocals as a band suffered but that's about it besides this.

Thirsty&Hot
11-28-2013, 12:13 PM
this is purely rumor...but I found this today
http://en.mediamass.net/people/bernie-leadon/pregnancy-rumors.html (Bernie Leadon to be a dad?)

edit: ah haha just noticed the update that says this rumor is false!

nevermind!

annd I just found the same exact article with Randy's name simply replacing Bernie's...weird...dumb

http://en.mediamass.net/people/randy-meisner/pregnancy-rumors.html

sodascouts
11-29-2013, 01:47 AM
It's a joke site, like the Onion, only not clever or funny. I have seen people posting stuff from that site SO MANY TIMES on Facebook.

I use this site as an example for my students to show them how you can't believe everything you read off the internet.

VAisForEagleLovers
03-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Bernie gets a few mentions here from The Desert Rose Band.

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140313/ENT/140319869/1109/sports?p=1&tc=pg

Ive always been a dreamer
03-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Another good find. Thanks, VA.

:yay: Bernie!

sodascouts
03-16-2014, 01:24 AM
Interesting read. Thanks!

UndertheWire
04-20-2014, 04:10 AM
Here's an interview with Bernie from around 2004. Short answers but to the point and there are some nice pictures of him through the years.
http://users.skynet.be/rockofages/Bernieleadoninterview/

From an Eagles angle, there's one important quote:

Secondly, it was my choice to leave when I did. I did it for good reasons, and do not regret it.

sodascouts
04-20-2014, 01:32 PM
I love that about Bernie. He did what he felt he needed to do; no bitterness, no regrets, no rancor.

Ive always been a dreamer
11-09-2014, 03:21 PM
UTW did some excellent detective work in uncovering a 2013 interview that Bernie did with WSM's John Cowan. He talks a lot about The Eagles, but I thought it would be a good idea to have it posted in forum as well. It's definitely worth a listen. Here is UTW's original post that I'm bringing over ...


Is it ok to put audio links in here? This is a long, long (maybe 2 hours!) interview with Bernie Leadon from 2013, probably just before he went on tour with the Eagles (I haven't got to the end yet so he may talk about that). He covers a lot of Eagles stuff and some I haven't heard/read before such as how Earlybird came to be written.
Part 1 is the 6/13/13 entry on this link (http://www.wsmonline.com/watch-listen/guest-artist-djs-2013/?ccm_paging_p=6)
Part 2 is the 7/22/23 entry on this link (http://www.wsmonline.com/watch-listen/guest-artist-djs-2013/?ccm_paging_p=5)

VAisForEagleLovers
06-03-2015, 06:29 PM
A mention of Bernie and his brother and the band Mudcrutch...

http://kearth101.cbslocal.com/2015/06/03/tom-pettys-early-band-mudcrutch-to-release-new-album/

Delilah
12-17-2017, 03:00 PM
This is from the column of Doug Rumford, an ordained pastor who relates the topic of grace to his experience meeting Bernie and attending a concert from the HOTE tour.


It was an unforgettable experience. When we arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles, we went to a VIP entrance and were ushered to Bernie’s dressing room, where he greeted us warmly. Bernie really respects Bill and truly appreciated Bill bringing his pastor and wife. After some conversation, Bernie asked if we wanted to do anything special, and I asked if we could walk backstage and see his guitars. (I was thinking I might get some pointers for playing with my cover band, The Fabulous Edsels!) So Bernie took us backstage where we saw racks and racks of some of the finest guitars I will ever lay eyes on. In addition to Bernie’s guitars, we also saw two racks for Joe Walsh (of “Hotel California” fame), and guitars for Glenn Frey and the back-up band. Beautiful! (Sorry for all the exclamation points!). Most of the guitarists played a different guitar for every song. We also met the guitar technicians who continually tune and care for the instruments. Then there was the whole backstage set-up with the lights, computers, video equipment and so on.

After that tour we went back to Bernie’s dressing room and “hung out” for nearly half an hour, meeting some of Bernie’s family members and other friends he’d invited to the show. It was such a relaxing time. About 10 minutes before the concert began Sarah, Bill and I were ushered into our seats in Row Six, just to the right of center stage. I have never had such seats before—and never will again, I’m sure. I could watch all the chord progressions and lead-solo fingerings of Bernie and Joe Walsh—a guitarist’s dream! The concert was a blast—in more ways than one—and we felt a connection that really enhanced the whole experience.
”Backstage Grace” Heart and Mind: A Spiritual Journal, Oct. 16, 2017 (https://dougrumford.com/tag/bernie-leadon/)

New Kid In Town
12-17-2017, 06:49 PM
This is from the column of Doug Rumford, an ordained pastor who relates the topic of grace to his experience meeting Bernie and attending a concert from the HOTE tour.


”Backstage Grace” Heart and Mind: A Spiritual Journal, Oct. 16, 2017 (https://dougrumford.com/tag/bernie-leadon/)

Wow - What a great story, thanks Delilah. Bernie sure does seem like such a great guy. That tour backstage was sure a guitar lovers dream. Boy, would I have liked to do something like that.

NightMistBlue
12-18-2017, 11:18 AM
Thank you, D. I take it from the article that Bernie is some kind of car enthusiast. We know so little about him that it's a major nugget of Leadon lore!

sodascouts
12-18-2017, 12:43 PM
Thanks for that, Delilah. What a charming story!

NightMistBlue
12-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Can we also surmise that Bernie resides in the L.A. area, no longer Nashville?

East Texas Girl
12-18-2017, 02:17 PM
That's so cool! Bernie sounds like a really great guy! Thanks for sharing this Delilah.

Magnolia
12-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Thanks Delilah for the story!

My My
12-19-2017, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the link, Delilah. What a sweet story! Bernie seems like such a nice guy and Doug seems like such a cool pastor! I liked his words about grace and mercy.

Delilah
01-17-2018, 05:39 PM
You’re welcome, everyone!

This from Bernie’s ex Patti Davis back in Jan. 2016.


In 1972 I was smitten with the Eagles’ first album. One night when I was looking at the photo of Bernie Leadon in the album insert, I told my roommate that I was going to meet him.Yeah, okay, she said, not terribly convinced. I was 20 years old, working nights in a restaurant and sharing an apartment with a friend who worked at the same place. About a week later I walked into a music store in Westwood to get some guitar strings and Bernie Leadon was standing right there. We went to the beach that day, went back to his house in Topanga, and ended up together for the next 4 years.

Things like that happened in the 70s. Things like that happen when you’re young and go where your heart’s desires take you. Bernie, and the rest of the band, were a bit older than I was but we were all young…then. We thought life was a wide open land with roads both taken and untaken, but roads that were there for our choosing. We thought each dawn would melt off whatever damage we’d done to ourselves the night before. We thought age and infirmities were inconveniences that wouldn’t visit us for so many decades they didn’t warrant any consideration. We thought there were no consequences to drugs and drama.


She goes on to say she and Bernie are “good” now and “comfortable” being friends.

http://booksbypattidavis.com/when-we-were-young/#more-1587

East Texas Girl
01-17-2018, 07:10 PM
Thanks for sharing that Delilah. It certainly makes you want to slow down and "smell the roses" so to speak.

sodascouts
01-17-2018, 07:20 PM
If only it were always that easy to get a date with the guy of your dreams! ;)

NightMistBlue
01-18-2018, 12:37 PM
Amen, Soda.

"Things like that happened in the 70s. Things like that happen when you’re young and go where your heart’s desires take you." Yeah, things like that happen when your dad is governor of California, you tend to get noticed and maybe even get what you want.

[sigh] Don't mind me, I'm just a disappointed romantic.

Scarlet Sun
01-18-2018, 01:13 PM
Amen, Soda.

"Things like that happened in the 70s. Things like that happen when you’re young and go where your heart’s desires take you." Yeah, things like that happen when your dad is governor of California, you tend to get noticed and maybe even get what you want.

[sigh] Don't mind me, I'm just a disappointed romantic.

Supposedly it was months before she told him who her father was

Brooke
01-18-2018, 06:04 PM
Thanks for that, Delilah! :sigh:

NightMistBlue
01-19-2018, 12:25 PM
Supposedly it was months before she told him who her father was

Oh bollocks! I don't believe her for a second.

Excuse me, I gotta take care of this bitterness thing I got goin' on...

Scarlet Sun
01-19-2018, 03:20 PM
Oh bollocks! I don't believe her for a second.

Excuse me, I gotta take care of this bitterness thing I got goin' on...
lol :laugh:

New Kid In Town
01-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Supposedly it was months before she told him who her father was

:rofl:Don't believe a word of it !

Scarlet Sun
01-19-2018, 07:17 PM
:rofl:Don't believe a word of it !

Why not? She said was afraid it would ruin their relationship if she told him too soon. He was shocked when he found out. I would feel the same way

New Kid In Town
01-19-2018, 07:26 PM
Why not? She said was afraid it would ruin their relationship if she told him too soon. He was shocked when he found out. I would feel the same way

How long was "months"? Was it 2, 4 or 6 months later.
In his book, Felder mention Secret Service Agents being with Patty when she toured with them. I vaguely remember that People magazine article that almost sent Don over the edge.

Scarlet Sun
01-19-2018, 08:04 PM
How long was "months"? Was it 2, 4 or 6 months later.
In his book, Felder mention Secret Service Agents being with Patty when she toured with them. I vaguely remember that People magazine article that almost sent Don over the edge.

It's in her book

NightMistBlue
01-19-2018, 08:05 PM
There was a People mag story about Bernie and Pattie? Was Don H upset because People wasn't hip enough or ... he didn't like Bernie getting more press attention?

I thought I read (maybe in Felder's book) that the other guys resented her being around all the time - in the studio + on the road. I guess the other girlfriends/wives weren't usually allowed to have a constant presence. And the security guards cramped their style too.

I didn't know she wrote a book. I'll check that out. Thanks, SS.

New Kid In Town
01-19-2018, 08:16 PM
It's in her book

Oh ok, I have never read her book.

Scarlet Sun
01-19-2018, 08:59 PM
Yeah, I seem to remember a story or two about Bernie leaving the band once or twice and returning before he finally decided to leave for good. The book is called The Way I See It

New Kid In Town
01-19-2018, 09:15 PM
Yeah, I seem to remember a story or two about Bernie leaving the band once or twice and returning before he finally decided to leave for good. The book is called The Way I See It

Thanks SS. I don't want to buy it so I guess I will check my library to see if they have it.

sodascouts
01-19-2018, 09:57 PM
I want to take a look at the book, too. Once enough of us take a look at it, let's start a thread and discuss it!

NightMistBlue
01-20-2018, 02:58 PM
That's a deal, sister!

I had to laugh at this reader's comment about the book on Amazon, "Patty Davis is a self-involved, whiny person. Nonetheless, she grew up in an interesting period in Hollywood and when she notices anyone except herself, it can be interesting."

Dawn
01-20-2018, 03:32 PM
That's a deal, sister!

I had to laugh at this reader's comment about the book on Amazon, "Patty Davis is a self-involved, whiny person. Nonetheless, she grew up in an interesting period in Hollywood and when she notices anyone except herself, it can be interesting."

Patti and I came of age about the same time, in fact, our dads worked together but I don't recall ever meeting her in person.

New Kid In Town
01-20-2018, 07:44 PM
That's a deal, sister!

I had to laugh at this reader's comment about the book on Amazon, "Patty Davis is a self-involved, whiny person. Nonetheless, she grew up in an interesting period in Hollywood and when she notices anyone except herself, it can be interesting."


NMB - LOL. I checked out Amazon and the used hardcover is going for 25 cents and the paperback for $4.80. Quite the bargins. Maybe I'll skip the library and buy it for that price.

sodascouts
01-21-2018, 05:24 PM
With shipping costs, even the 25 cent one comes out to about $5, but that's still not too bad.

NightMistBlue
01-21-2018, 09:06 PM
My library has it, fortunately. It looks like a Mommie Dearest kind of book; that appears to be the emphasis.

Delilah
01-03-2019, 02:20 AM
This is a dated but very interesting Hit Channel interview with Bernie from 2012. It looks like someone may have already posted it in this thread but the link is expired.

About some concert recordings he was working on (the Fred Walecki benefit?):

Firstly it’s a great honour for me to contact with you. Which are the current projects you’re involved in? Are you doing any recordings this period?

I recently went to London to work on concert recordings for a charity benefit. The recordings are from concerts in Los Angeles in the year 2000. Other than that, I mainly play banjo around the house for enjoyment.

About his album Mirror and his desire to maybe do just one more:

Your last solo efford in 2004 album ‘Mirror’.Are you satisfied by its result? Why it took you 27 years from your previous solo release?

Was I satisfied with the Mirror album? I don’t think we’re ever completely satisfied, and since we learn from doing it, there is always something we would like to do better, or again. But you have to do the best you can and let go of it. What happens after that is not up to me. Why 27 years? Well, its already been 7 more years since Mirror, it just goes by fast. I’m not out playing shows, and I have other things to do. The main thing is that you have to have the songs ready- I had maybe 50 songs to pick from for Mirror. I do have newer songs, but I don’t have the energy to do another one yet. But it would be nice to do at least one more.

And Eagles-related stuff:

Reading reviews and charts, I still can’t understand why ‘Desperado’ received so lukewarm recognition from fans and press when it released. Do you have an explanation?

“Desperado” was the second album by the Eagles. We had three hit single records off of the first album, titled «Eagles». Everyone in the industry, including the press, expected that we would follow the first album with more songs that could be hits. But I give a lot of credit to Glenn Frey (Eagles singer and vocalist) who insisted that we got commercial success with the 3 hits on the first albums, but we should immediately do an artsy album, and try to get critical success also as soon as possible. He felt that would help give the band enough weight to last for a while. The band has lasted for awhile, so maybe that was the right move.

But we did not have immediate top ten hits from the “Desperado” album. Some songs have become classics, including the song “Desperado”, which I love. That was Don Henley’s (Eagles drummer and vocalist) first song, by the way. I think Frey is credited also, but it is mainly Don’s song, and it is a great song.

How strange (and even unfair) is that you brought Don Felder (Eagles guitarist during the period 1974-2001) to Eagles and he stayed many more years than you?

Not unfair. Don Felder was in my high school band, and I was helping him out. After he arrived, it did help the band move in a direction in which I was less comfortable, but that’s life. He lasted longer, but left in the end also.

He also discusses playing with his former band the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, mainstream country music, his friend and album collaborator Michael Georgiades, living in Nashville vs. L.A., and the influence of his father, who died in 2009.


phttps://www.hit-channel.com/bernie-leadon-the-eaglesflying-burrito-brotherssolo/1465 (https://www.hit-channel.com/bernie-leadon-the-eaglesflying-burrito-brotherssolo/1465)

New Kid In Town
01-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Wow - Delilah - a great find ! Thank You so much ! Bernie seems to be such a down-to-earth sold guy. He seems to be happy with all the decisions he has made in his life. Choosing his father as his biggest influence is touching. It is wonderful he got to spend quality time with his father the last eight years of his life. A great read. Thanks again.

sodascouts
01-03-2019, 01:26 PM
This is a dated but very interesting Hit Channel interview with Bernie from 2012. It looks like someone may have already posted it in this thread but the link is expired.

https://www.hit-channel.com/bernie-leadon-the-eaglesflying-burrito-brotherssolo/1465

Thanks for posting this, and including some pertinent quotes in your post because as you've discovered inevitably, these links do expire!

It would be wonderful for Bernie to do another album. I won't hold my breath but stranger things have happened. After all, who'd have thought he'd tour again with the Eagles, yet he did! Heck, I'd love for him to be out and about doing ANYTHING in Nashville - as I've said, I'd happily drive the four hours to see him.

Side note: once again, a reporter tries to get him to diss a band member and/or grouse about his treatment, and once again Bernie refuses to take the bait. He is so awesome.

Ive always been a dreamer
01-03-2019, 01:42 PM
Thanks from me too, Delilah. It was fun to read that again. I also have an immense amount of respect for Bernie. By all accounts, he seems to be a stand-up, classy guy.

takeiteasy
01-03-2019, 03:32 PM
Thank you very much for posting this interview Delilah! :thumbsup:
It makes me know Bernie Leadon a bit better: he seems to be a sentitive and intelligent man
I want to check out "Natural Progressions" and "Mirror" as soon as I can

NightMistBlue
01-04-2019, 05:59 PM
Thank you, D! Bernie is such a mysterious and private cat, it's nice to hear a bit about his views and experiences.

Delilah
01-07-2019, 11:12 AM
You are most welcome, everyone. I love hearing from Mr. Leadon.

I do try to include quotes and/or other info in case the links no longer work. It can be frustrating to read comments about how great an article is only to discover it is no longer accessible. The Border may end up being the only documentation left of this kind of stuff.

groupie2686
01-07-2019, 02:15 PM
Thanks for sharing, Delilah. I think Bernie has a lot of integrity and class.

Ive always been a dreamer
03-20-2019, 10:39 PM
It came up in Randy's forum that there was a small article published in the May 29, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone magazine about Bernie and Randy called 'The Forgotten Eagles'. It was an insert on the last page of the cover story published about the band after the release of Long Road Out of Eden. I posed Randy's piece in his thread. Here's the write-up on Bernie:

Bernie Leadon

INSTRUMENT Guitar YEARS IN BAND '71 - '75

CONTRIBUTIONS - Leadon co-wrote "Witchy Woman," the group's first Top 10 hit. A member of the Flying Burrito Brother, Leadon was responsible for the country-rock sound of the band's early records.

DEPARTURE - By 1975, Leadon was exhausted, "I wanted time off to regroup," he says today. "The others weren't excited about that." Tensions began to mount, and during a fight, he told Frey to "cool out" before dumping a beer on his head. Leadon quit soon after. "I don't regret it," he says.

WHERE IS HE NOW? - In 2004, he released Mirror, his first album in 27 years. "The Eagles' Greatest Hits goes platinum every year," he says., explaining why he feels little need to work. "I get royalties just like it was a new album." He's contemplating posting new music on his Website.

Delilah
03-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Thanks for posting that, Dreamer.

This recent article isn’t about Bernie (though he gets a mention), but his 38 year-old son Ian and the hemp product business he co-founded in Nashville.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/01/31/cbd-hemp-labcanna-tennecbd-tennessee-nashville/2302175002/

sodascouts
03-25-2019, 10:03 PM
Thanks for posting that, Dreamer.

This recent article isn’t about Bernie (though he gets a mention), but his 38 year-old son Ian and the hemp product business he co-founded in Nashville.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/01/31/cbd-hemp-labcanna-tennecbd-tennessee-nashville/2302175002/

Interesting! Did you see his colleague is the son of Amy Grant and thus Vince Gill's step-son?! Small world!

Delilah
03-27-2019, 01:34 PM
Interesting! Did you see his colleague is the son of Amy Grant and thus Vince Gill's step-son?! Small world!
Yes, isn’t that a coincidence! There are so many inter-connections in the Eagles universe. From the pictures you can see Matt Chapman looks just like his mother. I was hoping there would be a picture of Ian, too.

NightMistBlue
11-30-2019, 07:32 PM
In this interesting American Songwriter article, Bernie and Don Henley talk about what influenced them to create the music and lyrics for Witchy Woman https://americansongwriter.com/behind-the-song-the-eagles-witchy-woman/jlscott13gmail-com/

KingWalsh
11-30-2019, 07:51 PM
Cool article NMB! Thanks for posting. 👍

sodascouts
11-30-2019, 10:42 PM
Thanks!

Always interesting to revisit the song's histories. I find myself reminded of things I'd forgotten, like the influence of Castaneda.

NightMistBlue
05-22-2020, 12:35 PM
New interview with Mr. Bernie Leadon in Rolling Stone! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bernie-leadon-eagles-laurel-canyon-1003169/amp/

sodascouts
05-23-2020, 10:32 AM
I've always loved that photo. I had no idea it was for a solo album that never got made!

Now, he says he's still writing songs. So, the question is... does he actually plan to do anything with them?

NightMistBlue
05-23-2020, 01:41 PM
Let’s hope so. I get the impression that his concept of time is very... relaxed. It’ll happen when it happens. He may need some subtle nudging and guiding by a colleague or brother. I think he mentioned that his brother Tom lives nearby.

Delilah
05-23-2020, 07:16 PM
Nice interview.:-D Love this quote:


And here’s the other thing: I don’t think I’m done yet. I’m just like, “Wow, okay. I’ve had a really long career, but I’m not dead.” I’m still writing songs.

KingWalsh
05-25-2020, 03:12 AM
Nice interview. Would’ve loved to see when they reunited. Kick myself over this. Hopefully he will share some of those tunes he’s been writing. I agree Soda, awesome pic. Diltz is amazing at his craft.