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Jack Tempchin

Eagles writing/co-writing credits
Already Gone (with non-Eagle R. Strandlin)
The Girl from Yesterday (with Frey)
It's Your World Now (with Frey)
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Somebody (with non-Eagle John Brannen)

Official site
Jack Tempchin on AllMusicGuide

Involvement with the Eagles
Jack Tempchin gave the Eagles one of their first hits with Peaceful Easy Feeling and after that occasionally sent tapes to the Eagles for consideration, one of which was Already Gone. Glenn and Don Henley appreciated his songwriting skills, even though they didn't record anything else by him at the time.

After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Glenn approached Tempchin to be his new collaborator and the two wrote numerous songs together over the next decade, including the hits The One You Love, Smuggler's Blues and You Belong to the City. Indeed, Tempchin co-wrote the vast majority of Glenn's solo material. The Girl from Yesterday was another song they were working on for his solo material, but it was used for Hell Freezes Over instead.

In turn, Glenn has appeared and/or co-wrote songs on several of Tempchin's albums, beginning with Jack Tempchin (1978), and continuing with Staying Home (1991), After the Rain (1993), and Lonely Midnight (1995). They also co-wrote the song The Lonely Guy for the movie of the same name in 1984. Most recently, they co-wrote several songs for Max Carl and Big Dance's album One Planet, One Groove (1998) which was released on Glenn's now-defunct label Mission Records.


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