You may have seen Jack Tempchin’s featured interview in the ‘History of the Eagles’ documentary. Or you may have heard his name referenced from the stage on the final ‘History of the Eagles’ World Tour by the late great Glenn Frey…
Jack Tempchin is a legendary hit songwriter whose two best known 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 double disc release, ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’.
Jack Tempchin songs have been performed by or recorded by:
George Jones, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Chris Hillman, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Jim Lauderdale, Johnny Duncan, Richie Havens, Randy Meisner, Sammy Kershaw, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush, Little Texas, The Paladins, New Riders Of the Purple Sage, and Wilson Philips and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Jack Tempchin has performed live or toured with 3 Eagles : Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit . He’s also played with greats Poco, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Chicago, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Jules Shear, Jimmy Webb, Dave Mason, Tom Rush, Barry McGuire, Al Kooper , Phil & Dave Alvin, Kim Richey, Kenny Loggins, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross and Dolly Parton among others. In the mid- 90s, Jack toured as the opening act for Ringo Starr and His All Star Band at major venues Radio City Music Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.