Today we’re looking at a classic Don Henley song.
You might be wondering why we’re looking at Don Henley, but it will make more sense tomorrow.
Actually, the Eagles became perhaps the biggest band in American History with their blend of country and rock. They were probably a little more country in their early days before switching things over to a more rock sound as they moved to Hotel California.
The band had a large influence on the country artists that would come along later in the ’90s. Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and others cited the Eagles as a big influence on their musical stylings.
A group of country artists even did a tribute, Common Thread, in the early ’90s to the Eagles. Some think it was one of the catalysts to get the classic band back together in 1994.
The Eagles broke up or went their separate ways in 1980 and spent the next decade doing their own things. Don Henley released three albums during that time with the biggest and most successful being The End Of The Innocence coming in 1989.
After a four-year break, Henley earned Grammy Awards and big radio hits with this record. One of the favorites from the record was The Last Worthless Evening, which reached #21 on the Billboard 100 chart.
I think the song is about a couple that has broken up in the past. The girl has been with someone else for a while and now that’s over with. The guy is trying to get up the nerve to ask her out again, but he’s not sure if there will ever be a right time to rekindle the flame.
Great song from one of the classic artists in music history.
#TBT: The Last Worthless Evening – Don Henley