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    So I was rereading Felder's book and found some deja vu moments.

    1. Don's childhood was the roughest out of the rest of the Eagles. He was forced to compete with his brother who he initially got along with but as they got older his Father made it clear his brother was the favorite child as he was better in School, with Girls etc. But Felder on the other hand was a poor student who was stricken with polio and was viewed as a disappointment to his father. So when Gerry Felder went off to college and got married Don completely fell out of favor with his father and ran away from home not speaking to his father for 6 years.


    1. When Don first joined the Eagles he got along fine with everyone including Glenn who was the one that made him a partner in Eagles LTD. But when they got even more famous Glenn and Don started writing more and more and earned the most money because of it and Felder started resenting that and in 1994 wanted things to be the same as the were when he first joined the band as he did not want to be inferior to Glenn and Henley and as a result was fired. He is still estranged from the rest of the Eagles.

    Anyone see the connection? I think part of the reason Felder wanted to know how much money everyone was making stems from that competitive streak from his childhood with his brother. I think the other Eagles did not understand this because from what we know Glenn and Henley also grew up poor but always had a loving family that encouraged the musical ambitions.

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    I hadn't thought of it before in that context - it makes sense that his rather deprived (and sickly) childhood would make him particularly concerned about money and survival.

    I remember when I read the book, I was a bit startled at the very poor, very rural background that Felder came from. I had seen him interviewed on tv (on a business/money cable channel) and he seemed the epitome of a prosperous golfing, yacht-owning Southern California man with no trace of a Southern accent. It's kind of like when you learn Bryan Ferry is a coal miner's son, you're like, "Whaat?!"

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    My take is similar to yours. When reading the book, I felt there was a strong correlation between how Felder felt about the band and what had happened in his childhood and I think I've mentioned it a few times in the book thread.
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    Glenn put the issues up the right way. "It festered because we did not talk about these things" I think it could have been worked put if the did talk.

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    I had no idea about Felder's childhood too but that does make a lot of sense. Maybe it's the writer in me and having a fascination with psychology but this makes so much sense as things that happen in your childhood you carry for the rest of your life and you have to really work at it to not let it affect you as an adult or your relationships with other people as not everyone goes through the same situations. I agree if they talked more and opened up it would've helped.
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    Bernie could have helped with the discussion. Because he and Felder were friends since they were in High School

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    Quote Originally Posted by travlnman2 View Post
    Bernie could have helped with the discussion. Because he and Felder were friends since they were in High School
    Helped with what discussions?
    "Billy, whoever writes the songs, wins."

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