Talk:Don Felder

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Official MySpace link[edit]

Don Felder has an official MySpace where he posts information about his activities and charity work. I think it would be valuable to add this link to the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:21, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


What was he fired for? 75pickup (talk · contribs)

Trivia - Becoming Superstars[edit]

The last line of the article appears heavily biased:

"The Eagles, at that time, were still relatively unknown but after Felder joined in 1974, they became superstars."

It implies that Felder's joining the band was the catalyst for their success. That should probably be changed, or at least stated differently. Sure, Felder co-wrote Hotel California, their biggest hit. But there are a lot of factors (some understood, many not) that contribute to a band's success or lack thereof. If the sentence is purely chronological, it should be restated to avoid the appearance of bias. Agershon (talk) 15:58, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I have to disagree, Felder was a large part their success and not some lucky author of one of the most significant songs in the last 35 years. Up until his arrival the Eagles were primarily an easy-listening county band and this is due the the heavy influence of Don Felder's childhood friend Bernie Leadon who is a master of the stringed insturments. Indeed the first two records, while excellent, were primarily pure country and it comes as no surprise that the Eagles are taking Bernie along on their 2013/2014 tour since Felder is now a persona non grata.

Upon Felder's entry--whose accolades include having taught Tom Petty, studied slide-guitar from Duanne Almann, grew-up with and sat in for Steven Stills with Crosby an Nash--the rock edge that compleed the California sound was created and refined and finally culminated into the release of Hotel California. Indeed up until Hotel California the Eagles were still working very hard at becoming a supergroup. There are numerous articles by Joe Walsh in which he touts the presence of Don Felder in the Eagles as invaluable.

This man is a giant among musical giants and not a side-man for a pair of egomaniacs. His modesty and decency as a human being is the only reason why people dismiss his greatness. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:54, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Nice try, Don Felder. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 21:56, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Donfelder.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

"DonFelderFan"'s Work on this page[edit]

Way too much opinionated entries for an encyclopedia - maintain your fansite and stop saying things like "Felder's contributions to the band was second to none. His guitar work was the key to the band's success."!! This is a ridiculously biased, false, and unprovable statement, and you have no business putting this up here. Getting tired of watching your very poorly-written, fanatical entries getting put up , and erased. Put up, and erased. Ad nauseum. Again, maintain your little fansite and stop wasting our time!! You continue to make the introduction of this article a mess - embarrassing. This is about facts, not opinionDoc9871 (talk) 07:04, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

How do you factualize art when it is subjective? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:02, 5 November 2013 (UTC)