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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. 

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U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:52:30 -0800

Sunday's lineup includes Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, Sara & Sean Watkins of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek — which last week earned two new Grammy nominations — and Jack Tempchin, who wrote or co-wrote such enduring hits for The Eagles ...

Pasadena Weekly

Pasadena Weekly
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800

Sunday afternoon is a perfect time to relax with a glass of wine and listen to some good music, when singer-songwriters Jack Tempchin and Jeff Silbar perform at the Old Oak Cellars' Cellar Sessions live music series. You might not recognize Tempchin's ...

NBC 7 San Diego (blog)

NBC 7 San Diego (blog)
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:35:50 -0800

... Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin (of the Eagles fame), Nena Anderson of Brawley and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot. Woodard said that the show will feature seasonal tunes that connect to the For the Sender songs, ...

NBC 7 San Diego (blog)

NBC 7 San Diego (blog)
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:15:26 -0800

Sunday, College and Nicky Venus hit the Casbah; the For the Sender Holiday Show benefiting the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation features Jon Foreman, Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, Jack Tempchin, Alex ...
Huffington Post
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:51 -0700

Where did you take Jack Tempchin as a recording artist after that? JT: Well, I made a few albums but none of them had any hit singles on them. I made a couple albums for Arista, one with The Funky Kings, we had that single "Slow Dancing" that Johnny ...
Coastline Pilot
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:45:00 -0700

The man who wrote the Eagles hit 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' and many other songs now has a wine line. Come taste and listen. March 25, 2014|By Michael Miller. Jack Tempchin. (Steven Pereira ). It only takes a brief online search to reach an undeniable ...
U-T San Diego
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:15:12 -0800

While his classic songs have endured for decades, including two of The Eagles' most beloved hits, many of the San Diego music landmarks from Jack Tempchin's early career have vanished. The Heritage, the Mission Beach hootenanny club where he ...

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 ...

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