Eagles Hit Songwriter – Emotional – Honest – Heartfelt
From humble beginnings at coffeehouse hootenannies, to having two songs on the best-selling album of the 20th century, Jack Tempchin has been a principal co-architect of the country rock music movement birthed in the 1970’s known as “The Southern California Sound.”
The San Diego native first caught fire in the1970s writing his Top 10 hit “Slow Dancing ” for Johnny Rivers. He went on to deliver two legendary hits for The Eagles: “Already Gone” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” (two songs on the best selling individual album of all time THE EAGLES: THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975).
Throughout the 1980’s he had multiple hits co-writing with his partner and pal Glenn Frey, including, “True Love” “You Belong To The City”, “I Found Somebody”, “Sexy Girl”, “The One You Love” and “Smuggler’s Blues”.
In 1994, another co-write with Frey called “ The Girl From Yesterday” made it on to the Eagles HELL FREEZES OVER CD. In 2007, Tempchin landed two more co-writes “Somebody” and “It’s Your World Now” on The Eagles’ latest multi-platinum CD effort, LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN.
Over his prolific 40 year career, Jack’s songs have been covered by many other great artists, including: George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Glenn Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Meisner, Richie Havens, and bands like The Paladins, Chris Hillman and New Riders Of the Purple Sage.
His songs have also been featured in the movies Thelma & Louise, Sgt. Bilko, The Lonely Guy, Bad Seeds, Homer & Eddie, An American Murder, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & The Big Lebowski.
Jack Tempchin first met Visual Music‘s creative director Tom Seufert during a session at Seufert’s recording facility, Redwing Studios. They co-wrote a bunch of songs and in 1992, Glenn Frey contributed additional lyrics and music to the song “Blue Flame.” Jack recorded and released it on his own CD later that year. Click here to listen to those songs.