Don Felder getting a room at the Hotel, er, Northstar California
TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Don Felder taught guitar to Tom Petty and learned slide guitar from Duane Allman. Oh, yeah, he also played about 15 years in two stints as lead guitarist for the Eagles.So Northstar California did pretty well for itself in getting a late summer booking to fill out its Star Sessions summer concert seriesFelder will perform Friday, Aug. 17. He is originator and co-writer of the popular song andamp;#8220;Hotel California,andamp;#8221; and songs in his set list will include andamp;#8220;Hotel California,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Life in the Fast Lane,andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;One of These Nights,andamp;#8221; and andamp;#8220;Heartache Tonight.andamp;#8221; Pre-sale general admission tickets are now on sale for $18, and can be purchased in person at the Tickets andamp; Season Pass office in the Village at Northstar, or by calling 1-800-GO-NORTH. Tickets can also be purchased the day of for $23. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 8.andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;re thrilled to have Don Felder performing the final show in our summer concert series,andamp;#8221; said Nadia Guerriero, general manager of the Village Northstar. andamp;#8220;The Eagles are a celebrated, recognizable band whose followers span generations. Concert-goers will love the venue. Thereandamp;#8217;s not a bad seat in the house.andamp;#8221;The Eaglesandamp;#8217; record-setting compilation andamp;#8220;Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)andamp;#8221; sold more than 29 million copies in the United States and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century.After leaving that group in 2001, Felder became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir andamp;#8220;Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eaglesandamp;#8221; proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008.Growing up in the Gainesville, Fla., music scene, Felder would incongruously encounter a number of the greatest talents that would go on to change rock andamp;#8217;nandamp;#8217; roll history. In high school, he formed a band with a young Stephen Stills; Felder also gave guitar lessons to a teenaged Tom Petty at the local music store, and the Allman Brothers were also local pals. Florida is also where a young Felder would first meet Bernie Leadon, a founding member of the Eagles who would be instrumental in bringing his childhood friend into the band. In fact, it was Leadon who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where Felder found himself working both with the Eagles and in both sessions and live performances for numerous music legends spanning the musical spectrum: The Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand.
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