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

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".[1]

Among numerous other songs, Tempchin wrote "Slow Dancin' (Swayin' to the Music)." 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, and in 1979 it was a top-10 country hit for Johnny Duncan.

Other compositions include:

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.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Glenn Frey". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Jack Tempchin Official Site". MySpace Music. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

External links[edit]

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7 news items

Coastline Pilot
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:45:00 -0700

March 25, 2014|By Michael Miller. Jack Tempchin. (Steven Pereira ). It only takes a brief online search to reach an undeniable conclusion: Jack Tempchin is quite at peace with having written "Peaceful Easy Feeling." The songwriter who penned the Eagles ...

Daily Aztec

Daily Aztec
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:15:55 -0700

Fans of the band the Eagles, might not realize that Jack Tempchin, a writer of several of their hit songs is a San Diego State alumnus. The most famous tune he wrote is “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” but the musician/singer/songwriter is also responsible for ...
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:50 -0700

He's an enthusiastic supporter, citing a range of notable locals from 15-year-old Jason Mraz protégé Cody Lovass to legendary tunesmith Jack Tempchin as indicative of the area's burgeoning pool of talent. “There's a lot of great talent in this town and ...
Coastline Pilot
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:24:19 -0700

It wasn't a peaceful or easy task to squeeze into Jack Tempchin's show at the Wine Gallery in Laguna Beach on April 3. The singer-songwriter, whose Eagles hit "Peaceful Easy Feeling" recently lent its title to a brand from South Coast Winery, performed ...

NBC 7 San Diego

U-T San Diego
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:03:13 -0700

... stories by songwriter-cum-author Alex Woodard. He'll be joined by such accomplished musical pals as Molly Jenson, Jack Tempchin, Nena Anderson, Graham Nancarrow and Jordan Pundik of the band New Found Glory, along with a surprise guest or two.
American Songwriter
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:45:00 -0700

They include yours truly – and I am going to help host as well – and Wendy Waldman, Freebo, Jack Tempchin, Stephen Bishop, The Radical Poets with Brad Parker & David Parker, Ed Tree & Taras Prodaniuk, Dan Navarro, Teresa James & the Rhythm ...


Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:36:24 -0700

Hosted in collaboration with local non-profit, Feeding the Soul Foundation, this wonderfully moving show will see Alex joined on stage by a number of critically acclaimed musicians, including Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory), Molly Jenson, Jack Tempchin ...

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