A Short Biography Don Henley (The Eagles)

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Donald Hugh Henley, a.k.a. Don Henley, is an American musician, founding member, drummer, & one of the lead vocalists of the Eagles.

DOB & Age

Born on 22 July, 1947, Don Henley is currently 75 years old.


Don Henley's parents are Hughlene (née McWhorter; 1916–2003) and C. J. Henley (1907–72).

Height & Weight

Don Henley is 5 feet, 10 inches (178 cm) tall, and he weighs around 165 pounds (75 kg).


Don Henley completed his high school graduation at Linden-Kildare High School, in 1965.

He attended 2 universities, Stephen F. Austin State University & North Texas State University, but he didn't complete his degree.


Don Henley started his career when he was in high school, playing drums in a band called the Four Speeds.

In 1971, he formed the Eagles with Glenn Frey, Bernie, & Randy. He played drums, sang lead vocals, and wrote songs for the band.

Eagles disbanded in 1980; after that, Henley started his solo career & released 1st solo album, "I Can't Stand Still," in 1982.

He released 7 solo studio albums & sold more than 12 million records worldwide. He also won 8 Grammy Awards.


In 1995, Henley married former American model and socialite "Sharon Summerall."


Don Henley is the father of 3 children. Annabel Henley (1995), Julia Henley (1998), & Will Henley (2000).

Net Worth

Don Henley is one of the most successful Eagles members & has an estimated wealth of $250 Million.

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