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Jack Tempchin

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As the Eagles celebrate 40 years of American music history, a multi-platinum mystery man celebrates alongside them… Jack Tempchin is a legendary hit songwriter whose two compositions, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone”, are now synonymous with the Southern California Sound. Both songs are on ‘Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975’, awarded *Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century* by the RIAA. Tempchin has five Eagles contributions total, including “The Girl From Yesterday” from the ‘Hell Freezes Over’ reunion release, plus “It’s Your World Now” and “Somebody”, both on their latest double disc release, ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’.

Jack Tempchin first caught fire in the 1970s as member of the Funky Kings with Jules Shear and Richard Stekol, signed by Clive Davis to his Arista Records label. He solely composed the Billboard Top 10 track “Slow Dancing (Swayin’ To the Music)” for retro-rocker Johnny Rivers. In the 1980s, Tempchin co-wrote a dozen radio hits for Glenn Frey’s solo career including “True Love”, “The One You Love”, “Sexy Girl”, “Party Town”, “I Found Somebody”, “Soul Searchin”, “Livin’ Right” and “Part Of You, Part Of Me” the end title theme song for the Oscar-winning film, ‘Thelma & Louise’. Tempchin also co-wrote Frey hits “Smuggler’s Blues” & “You Belong to The City” for the ‘Miami Vice’ TV show soundtrack. (sampled by platinum rappers Coolio and Jay-Z, respectively). And famously, Tempchin’s tune “Peaceful Easy Feeling” was featured in a notorious taxi scene in the Cohen Brothers cult classic, ‘The Big Lebowski’, starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude.

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