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Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story
The book follows Felder from his less-privileged childhood through to the 21st century. It gained notoriety for expressing Felder's frank feelings regarding Eagles bandmates Don Henley and Glenn Frey , whom he derisively refers to as "The Gods" a number of times in the manuscript. Felder also discusses his split with the Eagles and how he was treated by former friend Joe Walsh , and claims he has not spoken to Walsh since his termination. The book is the first autobiography from any member of the Eagles. The book contains several personal photos of Felder as a child and performing with various bands. Henley has since spoken out and insists that Felder is only bitter because he got kicked out and decided to write the tell-all, which he dismisses as a "low cheap shot. He denies this and says that the pair were responsible for the band's longevity and success, because they did it "their way.
Post a Comment. Flashback Friday Flashback Friday. This is a new feature here at The Book Review. Everyone loves music, right? I recently discovered a vast quantity of quality biographies, autobiographies and other books centered around music. Many of these books are not new releases, but they are worth looking up if you are fan or just curious. Don Felder was just a poor boy from Florida, but when he joined the Eagles he soared into the stratosphere.
Although his father could be a brute with his belt, he also encouraged Felder to pursue his gift for music. This encouragement led Felder to the guitar with which he hoped to emulate his hero B. While his older brother went to college and law school, Felder struggled to get through high school and fell in with the hippie culture of that era. On his own, Felder kicked around Florida, befriending the late Duane Allman and hanging with his childhood buddy, Bernie Leadon. Multi-instrumentalist Leadon, on the other hand, moved west to Los Angeles and gained fame with The Flying Burrito Brothers and as a founding member of the Eagles. For years, Leadon pleaded with his friend to join him and the growing musical movement on the west coast.
Book Review-Heaven & Hell: My Life in the Eagles by Don Felder
Share on:. In terms of record sales and income from live tours, hardly anyone matched the Eagles' rate of success during the s. Yet the constant search to better themselves with each record, the in-fighting, the drugs and egos, soon got the better of them. They say it is tough at the top, and nobody is better equipped to tell the often painful story than their former guitarist Don Felder. Born in and raised in Florida, Felder was a typical teenage rebel, frequently at odds with his more conservative parents and law-studying elder brother with his long hair, anti-Vietnam war views and love of playing the guitar.