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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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3 news items

Times of San Diego

Times of San Diego
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

Jack Tempchin, Encinitas native and writer of the latter song, as well as “Already Gone” (for the Eagles) and “Slow Dancing,” was onstage for those numbers, which were popular with the crowd. Ironically, a new song on Selis' upcoming DC is also called ...
Pomerado Newspaper Group
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700

Foundation's 2014-15 Professional Performance Series, will feature the four performers singing together, as well as on their own and with a few special guests, including Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin. The group will play both with a backing band and ...

U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:26:58 -0700

Thanks to a series of classic singles, including “Desperado,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” (the latter two written and co-written, respectively, by San Diego's Jack Tempchin), the Eagles became perennial radio favorites and a major ...

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