Fun Facts About Don Felder
Some completely random pieces of trivia
- Felder's middle name is William.
- An early inspiration for Felder was watching Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- At the age of 15, he joined his first band The Continentals; a bandmate was Stephen Stills.
- Felder had known Bernie Leadon for years before joining the Eagles and they were even in a band together in the late sixties called The Maudy Quintet.
- The working title for the instrumental which would become Hotel California was "Mexican Reggae."
- Felder starred in a musical comedy show called FTV in 1985-1986.
- Felder is an excellent golfer and even hosts his own tournament, the Howard Keel Golf Classic.
- Felder's daughter Leah has her own band called Big Dume.