Heather Leigh Meisner was born on July 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of the legendary rock group the Eagles. She reportedly lost consciousness in her California home in March 2013. She was eating when a piece of food obstruct her breathing. She was rushed to the hospital and spent time in a coma. She was not able to take part in the History of the Eagles tour and had vocal cord damage. In 2016, Meisner revealed that her former bandmates paid for her hospitalization.
She was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. She was also inducted into the group’s Hall of Fame. The Eagles were not a great success until she joined. Their early albums were unpopular. They were known for their raucous live shows. However, Meisner was able to relaunch the Eagles’ career. Her first album was a big hit in 1992 and influenced a whole new generation of rock musicians.
The album spawned the next generation of pop stars. The title track, “This Is Love,” was written by Meisner and produced by Val Garay. Meisner collaborated with former Eagles members Glenn Frey and Don Henley. She also co-wrote six songs on the album with Eric Kaz. She has recorded several albums since then, but she remains largely unknown to the public.
After joining the band, Meisner remained in the spotlight and became a featured vocalist in the group. Her song “Learning the Game” was a hit on U.S. country radio. She also played with Blondie Chaplin and Bernie Leadon. In 1990, she became part of Meisner, Rich & Swan and released one album as a solo artist. During the tour, her husband died.
After meeting Steve Jobs, Meisner’s bandmates, including Rick Nelson and Neil Young, reportedly discovered her work on a video and later hired her to play drums. The pair played a number of shows together and Meisner soon became a part of the group. She later became the lead vocalist on their first album. In September 1971, she married her high school sweetheart, Jennifer Lee Barton.
A friend of Meisner’s filed a lawsuit against her after the singer’s alleged abuse of her. The suit was not able to be settled out of court because the singer had not yet revealed the identity of her lover. Moreover, Meisner’s marriage with Frey was short-lived, and the couple had two children together. The lawsuit was dropped in May 2015. She was later married to her high school sweetheart, who passed away in 2016.
Although the case is still ongoing, Meisner’s net worth is estimated to be at least $1.3 million. In addition to her music career, she is a renowned actor. She has appeared in films such as “The Eagles” and “Poco” among others. Aside from her acting career, Meisner has also worked with the Eagles. In the last few years, she has been in a couple of other popular film roles.
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