JD Souther 1971


J D Souther 1971, hand-drawn portrait of Souther playing his Gibson SJ while on the Crosby & Nash tour in 1971, age 26.

John David Souther is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles.

Souther was born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised in Amarillo, Texas.

After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1960s, Souther met musician and songwriter Glenn Frey.
They became roommates and musical collaborators, and briefly performed as a folk duo using the name Longbranch Pennywhistle.
Their lone eponymous album was released in 1970 on Jimmy Bowen’s Amos Records.

After recording an eponymous solo studio album in 1972, Souther formed the Souther–Hillman–Furay Band with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay.
The group released two albums but creative tensions led to the band’s demise.

He wrote “Run Like a Thief”, which appeared on Bonnie Raitt’s 1975 album, Home Plate.

He scored his biggest solo hit with the 1979 song “You’re Only Lonely” from the album of the same name, which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and held the number 1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart for five consecutive weeks.
His other big hit: “Her Town Too” (1981), a duet with his longtime friend James Taylor.

In the 1970s, Souther co-wrote several songs for the Eagles, including: “Best Of My Love”, “James Dean”, “New Kid In Town”, “How Long” and “Doolin-Dalton”.
The Eagles recording “Heartache Tonight,” written by Souther, Bob Seger, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley, was released in 1979 and became the band’s final chart-topping song on the Hot 100.
Don Henley’s 1989 hit song “The Heart of the Matter” was co-written by Souther.

Souther dated Linda Ronstadt in the 1970s and co-produced her Don’t Cry Now album.
He also wrote songs for several of her multi-platinum albums, including “Faithless Love” from Heart Like a Wheel and “White Rhythm and Blues” on Living in the USA.

He also dated Stevie Nicks in he late 1970s.

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Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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