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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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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 ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:45:00 -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.

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 ...
U-T San Diego
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:48:23 -0800

Fans attending acclaimed singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin's concert tonight at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad can enjoy free food (provided they're not vegetarians), courtesy of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon. And not just any free food, but ...
Vanderbilt University News
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:09:56 -0700

The sixth and final Bluebird on the Mountain concert of 2011 will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at scenic Dyer Observatory. Songwriters Jack Tempchin, Crystal Bowersox and Rivers Rutherford will perform at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30. Tempchin wrote ...
KFMB News 8
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 18:15:00 -0800

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego-based songwriter who wrote The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" will be honored Saturday-- the 40th anniversary of the hit song's release -- with a proclamation from Mayor Jerry Sanders' office. Jack Tempchin wrote the ...

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