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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

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. 

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:13:07 -0700

On April 9, singer/songwriter Jackson Browne and folk musician Joel Rafael of North County, both friends of the Johnston family, will join Jack Tempchin (of Eagles' songwriting fame, also a North County resident) at the California Center for the Arts, ...
 
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:52:30 -0700

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:51 -0700

"'Generation Day' is a song about the new digital world taking over the music industry. And as a fan of the 'Analog World,' I really miss the days of putting the needle down on vinyl records and the entire experience of putting on an album and ...

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:30:00 -0800

As a freshman, Blake High School boys basketball player Jack Tempchin could barely find his way off the bench for the Bengals' junior varsity team. The 5-foot-6 now-junior struggled to record significant minutes on the court, and started to become ...
 
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:46:36 -0700

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary multi-platinum songwriter Jack Tempchin will release his new Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon in association with South Coast Winery on April 26th.
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