Randy Meisner Net Worth

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Randy spent his childhood in Scottsbluff, where he attended the local high school. He became interested in playing the guitar when he was very young, after seeing Elvis Presley on TV. Since he was very poor as a child, he saw his talent for music as a gateway ticket to a better life. He soon started playing with the local band “The Dynamics” in 1961, with whom he stayed for four years. After that, he moved to California and joined the band called “Soul Survivors”, which was quite successful, having caught the attention of the Warner Bros, but Randy still made little money – he says about $5 a day – so he took various other odd jobs just to make ends meet. They even opened for a Jimi Hendrix concert in New York, but were paid little, just enough to return to California.

Randy then moved to a band called “Poco” in 1968, for which he is considered as one of the founding members, but left within a year after arguments over album content and contributing acknowledgments. He joined The Stone Canyon Band, Ricky Nelson’s backing group and with whom he was associated intermittently for several years, including touring and album productions, even writing for Ricky’s noted “Garden Party” album, all of which certainly helped raise his net worth.

After a short break, Meisner joined Linda Ronstadt’s backing group, which included Don Henly, Bernie Leeden and Glen Frey, with whom in 1971 he founded “The Eagles”, which was to become one of the most famous and successful bands in the world. Randy played base and provided backing vocals, and is particularly known for the song “Take It to the Limit”, which he co-wrote and sang, but was in on the bands most famous productions of “Hotel California” and “One of Those Nights”. Their success demanded extensive touring, during which Meisner became ill and consequently exhausted, so he left the group in 1978.

After recuperating, Randy started a solo career, releasing a self-titled album later in 1978, and “One More Song” in 1980. He formed and toured with The Silverados during that decade, and collaborated with many artists including Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor, Subsequent bands he played in reflected their membership – Meisner, Swan and Rich, and Roberts-Meisner. He also reunited briefly with Poco on an 1989-90 tour, and with The Eagles in 1998 at their induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. His net worth continued to grow steadily, but in the 2000s, after being a part of the World Classic Rockers touring group, his health degenerated to the point where ceased performing concerts in 2008.

Concerning his personal life, Randy has been married twice, firstly in 1963 to high school girlfriend Jennifer Barton; they divorced in 1981; they had a son and twin daughter and son. In 1996 he married long-time girlfriend Lana Rae, who died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot in early 2016. He is described as a very nice person by people who worked with him, but he has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction intermittently throughout his professional life, resulting partly in heart issues, and effectively bringing an end to his performing. He is known to be a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about his personal life in his interviews with the media.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Randy Meisner
  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 8, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Lana Meisner (m. 1996–2016), Jennifer Barton (m. 1963–1981)
  • Children: Heather Leigh Meisner, Eric Shane Meisner, Dana Scott Meisner
  • Parents: Herman Meisner, Emilie Meisner, Take It to the Limit, Deep Inside My Heart, Try and Love Again
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1191941
  • Awards: the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame (1998),
  • Record Labels: Loma, York and Decca Records, Sully Records out of Amarillo, Texas, A&M Records, Phil Spector’s Gold Star studios
  • Albums: “Pickin’ Up the Pieces”, “Sweet Baby James”, “In Concert at the Troubadour”, “Garden Party”, “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” (2005), “Dallas” (2002),”One More Song” (1980), “Randy Meisner” (1978,1982), “When the Night Falls” (1991), “Meisner, Swan & Rich (as Meisner, Swan & Rich)” (2001)
  • Music Groups: “The Drivin’ Dynamics” (1961-1965), “The Soul Survivors (“The Poor”), “Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band”, “Poco” (1968), “Eagles” (1971 – 1977), “Black Tie”
  • Movies: The World’s Greatest Albums: Eagles: Desperado
  • TV Shows: “Easy to Be Free” (1969), “History of the Eagles” tour

Facts

  • Former member of 1960s rock band Poco.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of The Eagles).

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: “Tryin'”, “Certain Kind of Fool”, “Too Many Hands”, “Take it to the Limit”
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour – Live from Melbourne 2005 Video writer: “Take It to the Limit”
Vertical Limit 2000 writer: “Take It To The Limit”
Space Cowboys 2000 writer: “TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT”
FM 1978 performer: “Bad Man”
Self
Title Year Status Character
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A ’70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 TV Special Himself
Richard Marx Live 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself – bass guitar
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series Himself