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Bernie Leadon: The Only Good Eagle

I love a good quitting story. And Bernie Leadon, the man who formed and quit the Eagles, probably has the best one ever.

I started looking into Leadon after learning he was a member of Gram Parson’s band The Flying Burrito Brothers. Parsons, like the Dude, fucking hated the Eagles, man. His “cosmic American” mix of rock and country never sold well and the Eagles enjoyed immediate and immense commercial success with a similar mix of ingredients country rock mix. Also, he probably thought they were soulless and lame. Continue reading

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