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    I have never read anything personal about Bernie other than he dated Patti Davis. Did or does he have a family???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzEaglesFan View Post
    I have never read anything personal about Bernie other than he dated Patti Davis. Did or does he have a family???
    He has a son. He was married at some point but I'm not sure when. I don't think he's currently married. He also has nine siblings.

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    I had read about a brother that was also in a band but nine, what a great way to grow up.

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    I had read about a brother that was also in a band but nine, what a great way to grow up.
    Bernie's brother, Tom Leadon was in Tom Petty's first band Mudcrutch (which also included Mike Campbell) until they broke up in '75. Petty went on to form the Heatbreakers with Campbell but reformed Mudcrutch in 2008 and they recorded a great album that is well worth a listen or two.
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    Tom Leadon was also the bass player in Silver. They had a hit in the 70's "Wham Bam Shang A Lang"

    and a really great album. Other members of that band: John Batdorf of Batdorf And Rodney, Breny Mydland later of the Grateful Dead, Harry Stinson later of the Marty Stuart band...

    Bernie is big into trains and spends a lot of time traveling in his personal rail car.
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    He has a personal rail car? Interesting.

    I think that's worthy of a new topic, since some folks who'd be interested in reading about Bernie's penchant for trains might not necessarily be reading a thread about his family, if anyone is wondering why I care.

    I think I read in Felder's book that Bernie's dad was a rocket scientist - seems like Bernie inherited some of that brilliance and just took it in another direction.

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    Bernie's dad was a professor at the University of Florida. (I came across a book about astrophysics on amazon awhile back and it mentioned Bernie's dad. Apparently Bernie's dad's name is also Bernie.)

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    The only Leadon siblings that I know any info on (besides Tom) are Monica and Mark.

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    Those sites mention a "Leadon Family Band" - wonder how many Leadons that included?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Those mention a "Leadon Family Band" - wonder how many Leadons that included?
    The two of them are the only Leadons in the band.

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