Don Felder is a well-known musician from America who is best known to be the lead guitarist of the band Eagles. He was with the band from 1974 to 2001. Felder is also a songwriter, and as a solo artist, he has released two studio albums. He has written or co-written many popular songs for the Eagles.
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Don William Felder was born on September 21, 1947, in Gainesville, Florida to his parents Doris Rebecca Felder and Charles Nolan Felder. He grew up in a Southern Baptist family.
He did his schooling at Gainesville High School. In there, he met Bernie Leadon
Felder got interested in music after watching Elvis Presley perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. At the age of 10, he got his first guitar, and he became a self-taught musician. Felder got influenced by rock and roll.
In 1971, Don Felder got married to Susan Pickersgill. The couple has got four children, Leah Felder, Cody William Felder, Rebecca Felder, and Jesse N. Felder. He divorced Pickersgill in 2000. In 2009, he got engaged to real estate broker Kathrin Nicholson. The couple has got a son.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 21 September 1947, Don Felder is 73 years old as of today’s date 8th October 2020. His height is 1.77 m tall, and weight is 80 Kg.
Don Felder became a member of the band Flow and released their eponymous debut album in 1970. He was in New York with his band and further improved his skills in guitar. The band broke up soon, and he got a job in a Boston’s recording studio. In 1973, he was recruited as a guitarist for David Blue’s tour. In 1974, he appeared in the album entitled ‘The Great Pretender’ by Michael Dinner.
In January 1974, Felder became a member of the band Eagles. With them, he released the band’s fourth album called ‘One of these Nights’ which was released in 1975. A year later, the band released the album ‘Hotel California’ which became a major international hit. In 1979, they released the album ‘The Long Run’.
With the Eagles, he has also released two live albums, ‘Eagles Live’ and ‘Hell Freezes Over’. He has also released three compilation albums with them and was also featured in two of their other compilation albums.
In 1983, he released his debut solo album called ‘Airborne’. His second studio album ‘Road to Forever’ was released in 2012. Felder has also contributed to various soundtracks.
For Eagles, he has co-written the songs “Visions”, “Too Many Hands”, “The Disco Strangler”, “Those Shoes”, “Victim of Love”, and “Hotel California”.
Awards & Achievements
With Eagles, Don Felder has won many awards and nominations in his career. He has won four Grammy Awards out of 12 nominations. He has also received four American Music Awards from the group. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Net Worth & Salary of Don Felder in 2020
As of October 2020, Don Felder has an estimated net worth of more than $70 million. He made his fortune by releasing various albums with the Eagles until 2001. ‘Hotel California’ was a certified diamond album’. He has also released solo albums and has also written many songs.
Don Felder is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. He has released four studio albums with the Eagles. Two of the albums were multi-platinum certified. In 2008, his first autobiography was released. Felder found considerable success during his tenure with the Eagles, primarily in the 1970s. He has also hosted FTV, a comedy show in 1985. In 1986, he performed all the songs of ‘Galaxy High’ on CBS. Shortly after he left the band, Eagles disbanded soon.