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Jack Tempchin
Occupation(s) composer - song writer
Instruments guitar
Associated acts The Eagles

Jack Tempchin is an American musician and singer-songwriter, best known for writing the Eagles classic "Peaceful Easy Feeling"[1] and co-writing their hits "Already Gone",[2] "The Girl From Yesterday",[3] "Somebody",[4] and "It's Your World Now".[5]

During the Eagles’ breakup period (1980–1994) he co-wrote with Glenn Frey producing "You Belong to the City", "Smuggler's Blues", "The One You Love", "I Found Somebody" and "True Love".[6]

Among numerous other songs, Tempchin wrote "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancing) ".[7] The song was first recorded by the short-lived group The Funky Kings, of which Tempchin was a member at the time. In 1977, the song became a top-10 pop hit for Johnny Rivers,[8] and in 1979 it was a top-10 country hit for Johnny Duncan.[9]

Other compositions include:[10]

Tempchin has also toured extensively as a solo artist over the years, opening for artists such as Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Dave Mason, Poco, Dolly Parton, Karla Bonoff, Chicago, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Timothy B. Schmit, Barry McGuire, Tom Rush, Al Kooper and Emmylou Harris.[11]

His current band is called Rocket Science, which plays at venues throughout Southern California and beyond.

He is from Encinitas, California.


with The Funky Kings[edit]

  • 1976 The Funky Kings

Solo albums[edit]

  • 1978 Jack Tempchin
  • 1994 After the Rain
  • 1995 Lonely Midnight
  • 1997 Best of Jack Tempchin (includes newly recorded versions of "Already Gone" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" )
  • 2000 Live on Hwy 101
  • 2004 Staying Home
  • 2007 Songs
  • 2012 Live At Tales From The Tavern
  • 2015 Learning To Dance


  1. ^ "Eagles Peaceful Easy Feeling Composed by Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eagles Already Gone Composed by Jack Tempchin / Robb Strandlund". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Eagles The Girl From Yesterday Composed by Glenn Frey / Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Eagles Somebody Composed by Jack Tempchin / John Brannen". AllMusic. 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eagles It's Your World Now Composed by Glenn Frey / Jack Tempchin". AllMusic. 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Glenn Frey". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Swayin to the Music (Slow Dancin')". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Johnny Rivers Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 1977 Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin') The Billboard Hot 100#10 
  9. ^ "Johnny Duncan Awards". AllMusic. 1979. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 1979 "Slow Dancing" Country Singles #6 
  10. ^ "Jack Tempchin Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jack Tempchin Official Site". MySpace Music. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:51:35 -0800

... the strongest minded and the funniest person I ever knew. I will miss him everyday. Love you Glenn, Jack Tempchin ”. Jack Tempchin also wrote 'Slow Dancing', the hit by Johnny Rivers as well as songs for Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, George Rush ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:37:41 -0700

YouTube might seem like an improbable common denominator for veteran troubadour Jack Tempchin and pop superstars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. Guess again. Perry and Bieber were born in 1984 and 1994, respectively — 21 and 11 years after ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:31:36 -0800

In songwriter Jack Tempchin's "Peaceful Easy Feeling," Frey didn't want to get funky or dirty. Rather, he spun visions of the simple pleasures in his adopted Southern California home as he sang of wanting to "sleep with you in the desert tonight/ With ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:30:21 -0800

Jack Tempchin and Kobe Colston each had 17 points as the Bengals hit the century mark for the second time in three games in Saturday's 103-75 win over Northwood. 19. Potomac (Va.) (14-2) LW: NR. The Panthers responded to a 62-51 letdown against ...


Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:18:09 -0800

Their mellowest song, and that's saying a lot, must be their 1972 single "Peaceful Easy Feeling," written by Jack Tempchin. The song hit Number 22 on the Hot 100, and in The Big Lebowski, the Dude was forced out of his cab when he asked that this song ...


Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:32:29 -0800

A few years later in Los Angeles, where the Eagles first played together, they were mostly a derivative band, using material from Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Jack Tempchin and Tom Waits to help them find their way. (Like the Beatles, Henley and Frey ...

Rock Cellar Magazine

Rock Cellar Magazine
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:15:00 -0700

His name may not be familiar to most music fans but over the past for decades the extraordinary body of work by singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin has served as the musical soundtrack for millions of listeners around the globe. His C.V. is impressive ...


Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:14:52 -0800

It was 1972, and "Take It Easy" was on the charts. The Eagles came to San Diego, where I was working for a local underground paper. I grabbed my photographer buddy Gary from school and made a plan. We were going to sneak backstage and grab an ...

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