Don Henley is an American rock musician best known for his time as the lead singer of “The Eagles”. With five number-one singles and four number-one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, “Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” and Hotel California, ranked among the ten best-selling albums according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The best-selling studio album Hotel California is rated as the 37th album in the “Rolling Stone” list “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and the band was ranked #75 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Since “The Eagles” broke up, Henley has enjoyed success as a solo artist. In 1990, he released his first solo album, “I Can’t Stand Still”. “Building the Perfect Beast” followed two years later. Featuring the Top Ten hits “Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” as well as the Top 40 singles “Not Enough Love in the World” and “Sunset Grill,” the album sold over two million copies and stayed on the charts for over a year. Henley’s third album, 1989’s “The End of the Innocence” sold over three million copies and stayed on the charts for nearly three years, launching the hit singles “The End of the Innocence,” “Heart of the Matter,” “New York Minute,” “How Bad Do You Want It?,” and “The Last Worthless Evening.”
In 1990 Henley founded the Walden Woods Project, an effort to preserve the lands around Walden Pond, memorialized in the writings of Henry David Thoreau. In 1992, he toured to promote a book of environmental essays and did more benefit concerts
Henley reunited with the Eagles in 1994 and the group released a live album called “Hell Freezes Over”. It sold over five million copies by the summer of 1995. Henley continued working on his fourth solo album, finally issued in mid-2000 under the title “Inside Job”.
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