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Don Henley in Conversation

Bud Scoppa, Record, 1986

YOU'RE DON HENLEY. You spent the '70s behind a drum kit as a part of the Eagles, the quintessential American band of the era. Millions knew your voice, but you could walk down Sunset Boulevard at rush hour without being recognized. You took comfort in this low-profile celebrity, being a shy guy from a one red-light hamlet in the northeast comer of Texas. (You refer to the area as "the Twilight Zone of the South.") Things happened so fast, you sometimes feel as if a twister had just picked you up one day and deposited you in the rock In 9 roll version of Oz. where the lights were bright, the music was loud, and the women had legs for miles.

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