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On March 10, 2018.

On March 10, 2018, Gary Burden died aged 84. He was artist specialized in design of music album covers, considered as one of the pioneers of the concept of album cover art. He created covers for many famous music acts including The Doors, Neil Young, Mama Cass, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Matt Corby.  In 2000, together with the photographer Henry Diltz, he made “California Rock: Under the Covers”, a documentary about their mutual work on album covers and participation in the Los Angeles music scene.In 2010, at the 52nd “Annual Grammy Awards”, Burden won the award for “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging” for the Neil Young “The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972”.


On September 24, 1979.


On September 24, 1979, “Asylum” label released “The Long Run”, the sixth Eagles studio album. It was recorded March 1978 – September 1979, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and The Eagles. This was band’s last  album to feature Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner, and the final studio album for “Asylum” label. “The Long Run” was certified 7 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Don Felder– vocals, guitars, talkbox, organ
  • Glenn Frey– vocals, guitars, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Don Henley– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Timothy B. Schmit– vocals, bass guitar
  • Joe Walsh– vocals, electric guitars, slide guitar, talkbox,synthesizer, keyboards
  • Jimmy Buffett– backing vocals
  • The Monstertones – backing vocals
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Bob Seger– backing vocals
  • Engineers: Ed Mashal, Bill Szymczyk
  • Assistant engineers: David Crowther, Mark Curry, Phil Jamtaas, Bob Stringer, Bob Winder
  • Mastering and remastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction, design: Kosh
  • Photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. The Long Run – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  2. I Can’t Tell You Why – Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  3. In the City – Joe Walsh, Barry De Vorzon
  4. The Disco Strangler – Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  5. King of Hollywood – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  6. Heartache Tonight – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger,  D. Souther
  7. Those Shoes – Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  8. Teenage Jail – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, D. Souther
  9. The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  10. The Sad Café – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, D. Souther

On September 23, 1977.


On September 23, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Little Criminals”, the fifth  Randy Newman album. It was recorded July–September 1977, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in North Hollywood, and “The Burbank Studios”, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.


  • Randy Newman- vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Mike Boddicker- additional synthesizer and synthesizer programming
  • The Eagles, Glenn Frey, D. Souther, Tim Schmit – backing vocals
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Milt Holland – congas
  • Waddy Wachtel, Glenn Frey – guitar
  • Willie Weeks – bass
  • Andy Newmark, Rick Marotta, Jim Keltner – drums
  • Joe Walsh – guitar, slide guitar
  • Ralph Grierson – piano
  • Jim Keltner -temple blocks
  • Ry Cooder – mandolin

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Short People
  2. You Can’t Fool the Fatman
  3. Little Criminals
  4. Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father
  5. Jolly Coppers on Parade
  6. In Germany Before the War
  7. Sigmund Freud’s Impersonation of Albert Einsteinin America
  8. Baltimore
  9. I’ll Be Home
  10. Rider in the Rain
  11. Kathleen (Catholicism Made Easier)
  12. Old Man on the Farm

On June 10, 1975.


On June 10, 1975, “Asylum” label released “One of These Nights”, the fourth Eagles studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Mac Emmerman’s Criteria Studios” in Miami and “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk. The album single, “Lyin’ Eyes” won the award for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals”. In 2001, the album was certified 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Don Felder– vocals, guitars, slide guitar
  • Glenn Frey– vocals, guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonium
  • Don Henley– vocals, drums, percussion, tabla
  • Bernie Leadon– vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Randy Meisner– vocals, bass guitar
  • David Bromberg– fiddles
  • The Royal Martian Orchestra – strings
  • Albhy Galuten– synthesizer
  • Jim Ed Norman– piano, orchestrations
  • Sid Sharp – concert master
  • Jim Ed Norman – conductor
  • Jim Ed Norman, The Eagles – string arrangements
  • Allan Blazek, Michael Braunstein, Ed Mashal, Bill Szymczyk, Michael Verdick, Don Wood – engineers
  • Gary Burden – design, art direction
  • Norman Seeff, Tom Kelley – photography

Track listing:

  1. One of These Nights – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  2. Too Many Hands – Randy Meisner, Don Felder
  3. Hollywood Waltz – Bernie Leadon, Tom Leadon, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  4. Journey of the Sorcerer – Bernie Leadon
  5. Lyin’ Eyes – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  6. Take It to the Limit – Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  7. Visions – Don Felder, Don Henley
  8. After the Thrill Is Gone – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  9. I Wish You Peace – Patti Davis, Bernie Leadon

On June 1, 1972.

The Eagles

On June 1, 1972, “Asylum” label released the debut, self-titled Eagles album. It was recorded in February 1972, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns. The album cover was by Gary Burden with photography by Henry Diltz. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 368 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”. The single “Take It Easy” is part of the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. In March 2001, the album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Glenn Frey– vocals, guitars, slide guitar
  • Don Henley– vocals, drums
  • Bernie Leadon– vocals, guitars, banjo
  • Randy Meisner– vocals, bass guitar
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz– photography
  • Glyn Johns– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Take it Easy – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey
  2. Witchy Woman – Don Henley, Bernie Leadon
  3. Chug All Night – Glenn Frey
  4. Most of Us Are Sad – Glenn Frey
  5. Nightingale – Jackson Browne
  6. Train Leaves Here This Morning – Gene Clark, Bernie Leadon
  7. Take the Devil – Randy Meisner
  8. Earlybird – Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner
  9. Peaceful Easy Feeling – Jack Tempchin
  10. Tryin’ – Randy Meisner

On April 17, 1973.


On April 14, 1973, “Asylum” label released “Desperado”, the second Eagles studio album. It was recorded at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns. In 2004, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the song “Desperado” at number 494 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. In 1874, the album was certified Gold by the “RIAA” in US.


  • Glenn Frey– guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonica, vocals
  • Don Henley– drums, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Bernie Leadon– guitars, mandolin, banjo, dobro, vocals
  • Randy Meisner– bass guitar, vocals
  • Glyn Johns– producer, engineer
  • Howard Kilgour – assistant engineer
  • Barry Diament –mastering
  • Ted Jensen– remastering
  • Jim Ed Norman– string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Doolin-Dalton – Glenn Frey, D. Souther, Don Henley, Jackson Browne
  2. Twenty-One – Bernie Leadon
  3. Out of Control – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Tom Nixon
  4. Tequila Sunrise – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  5. Desperado – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  6. Certain Kind of Fool – Randy Meisner, Henley, Frey
  7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental) – Glenn Frey, Souther, Don Henley, Browne
  8. Outlaw Man – David Blue
  9. Saturday Night – Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon
  10. Bitter Creek – Bernie Leadon
  11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise) – Glenn Frey, Souther, Don Henley, Browne

On March 22, 1974.


On March 22, 1974,”Asylum” label released “On the Border”, the third Eagles studio album. It was recorded at “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Glyn Johns. “On the Border” is the first Eagles album to be released in Quadraphonic sound. On June 5, 1974, the album was certified Gold by the “RIAA”, after two months of its release.


  1. Don Felder– lead guitar, slide guitar
  2. Glenn Frey– vocals, guitars, slide guitar, piano
  3. Don Henley– vocals, drums
  4. Bernie Leadon– vocals, guitars, banjo, pedal steel guitar
  5. Randy Meisner– vocals, bass guitar
  6. Al Perkins– pedal steel guitar
  7. Bill Szymczyk– producer, engineer
  8. Glyn Johns– producer and engineer
  9. Rod Thear, Gary Ladinsky, Allan Blazek – engineers
  10. Beatian Yazz – painting
  11. Henry Diltz– photography
  12. Rick Griffin– lettering
  13. Gary Burden – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Already Gone – Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlund
  2. You Never Cry Like a Lover – D. Souther and Don Henley
  3. Midnight Flyer – Paul Craft
  4. My Man – Bernie Leadon
  5. On the Border – Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Glenn Frey)
  6. James Dean – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, J.S. Souther and Don Henley
  7. Ol’ ’55” – Tom Waits
  8. Is It True? – Randy Meisner
  9. Good Day in Hell – Don Henley and Glenn Frey
  10. Best of My Love – Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther