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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.

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]


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484 news items

American Songwriter

American Songwriter
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:28:26 -0800

Jack Tempchin met Glenn Frey before he was famous. When Frey put together his band, The Eagles, they recorded Tempchin's “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and forever forged Jack's path as a songwriter. When The Eagles recorded Tempchin's “Already Gone,” ...

Noise11

Noise11
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 12:30:00 -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 ...

Best Classic Bands (blog)

Best Classic Bands (blog)
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:28:43 -0800

How do hit rock songs get written? Jack Tempchin's a good person to ask. “I had two songs on the biggest selling record of the 20th Century. And now that the 20th Century is over they can't take that away. How lucky can a guy get?” he observes. The ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:42:01 -0700

Josh says with enthusiasm, "I saw Jack Tempchin (a non-member of the Eagles that actually wrote, "Peaceful Easy Feeling”). It was at NAMM and he was surprised I recognized him." It becomes apparent that Josh's viewing of the Eagles documentary worked ...

Rock Cellar Magazine

Rock Cellar Magazine
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:21:56 -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 ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:31:11 -0700

LA MESA — Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin will be in La Mesa to perform this weekend. The writer of “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” by The Eagles, co-writer with Glenn Frey on “You Belong to the City,” “The One You Love” and “Smuggler's ...

KPBS

KPBS
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:41:15 -0700

Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the age of four. As part of Celtic Thunder (as seen on PBS), his musical talents have brought him across the world ...
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