Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, will join Haborfest’s long list of headliners, including Kenny Loggins, Bare Naked Ladies, Kansas, Joan Jett and Dennis DeYoung of Styx. Felder joined The Eagles in the Mid-70s when the band was looking to move from a country mellow band to more commercial rock. He and Joe Walsh were instrumental in bringing the lead guitar music to Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
The band’s record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” and numerous more.
His most famous song undoubtedly is “Hotel California,” which he will be performing on stage for all spectators surrounding the stage Friday evening to view and sing-along to. Felder’s performance with his double slide guitar and vocals will be one to go down in the books. Harborfest is proud to be hosting another member of the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
Don Felder will be performing on the Budweiser Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park on Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m.