Born in Gilmer, Texas, USA
Spouse: Sharon Summerall (20 May 1995 - present) 3 children
Along with actor Peter Weller (RoboCop (1987)), a 1969 graduate of North Texas State University (became University of North Texas - May 1988) in Denton, Texas, USA.
Is one of only two members of The Eagles to have been with the band since its creation (the other being Glenn Frey).
Sang a duet with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. The song was called Leather and Lace, which was written by Nicks.
The Eagles were voted the 75th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
Sang 2 duets with Trisha Yearwood, "I Want To Know You Inside Out" and "Walkaway Joe".
Attended Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, Texas.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
Provided backing vocals on Bob Segers 1980 hit, Against The Wind.
In 1974, Henley became involved with Loree Rodkin, and the breakup of their relationship was the inspiration for the song "Wasted Time" and parts of the lyrics for "Hotel California".
According to "To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles", Henley's 1986 breakup with then fiancee Maren Jensen was an inspiration for many of the songs on his album "The End of the Innocence" most notably the song "Heart of the Matter." Henley's first solo album, made when they were together had been dedicated to Jensen.
Henley's song "The Last Worthless Evening" was inspired by an encounter with actress Michelle Pfeiffer at a party, when he tried to get her attention and she, recently divorced, blew him off. Henley has told the story live at concerts while introducing the song.
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