17. Don Henley

Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote. 

We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.

MGK will celebrate Don Henley on Monday, Feb. 6. 

Don Henley began as an original member of the Eagles before their self-titled debut album in 1972. 

He sang lead vocals on the timeless “Hotel California” as well as hits like “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Witchy Woman.” He left the Eagles to pursue a solo career during the 1980s. His greatest solo success came with “Dirty Laundry” in 1982 and “The Boys of Summer” in 1984.

Henley unexpectedly rejoined the Eagles in 1994 for the appropriately named album Hell Freezes Over. He has continued solo ventures and tours with the Eagles.

His work has earned him the #17 spot on the list in 2023. 


MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

20. Brad Delp

19. Steven Tyler

18. Bruce Springsteen

17. Don Henley

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Colin Newby is a digital content contributor for 97.5 The Fanatic, 93.3 WMMR, and 102.9 WMGK in Beasley Media's Philadelphia cluster. Topics include sports, music, entertainment, and Philadelphia local stories. He earned degrees as a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and a Master of Science from Saint Joseph's University. His writing experience includes credentialed coverage of the NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers. He joined the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in 2022.

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