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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.


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


  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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124 news items

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 ...

Rock Cellar Magazine

Rock Cellar Magazine
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:15:00 -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 ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:47:03 -0800

Working with local musicians Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin and Molly Jensen, he released “For the Sender: Four letters, Twelve songs, One story” in 2012. A second book and album, ...


Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:01:47 -0700

SDSU alum Jack Tempchin performed the song "Already Gone" at the unveiling. He wrote the song at the Backdoor when he was a SDSU student. It later became a hit song for the The Eagles, along with "Peaceful Easy Feeling," which Tempchin also penned.

Daily Caller

Daily Caller
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:52:30 -0800

Scheduled to fly west for meetings with Glenn Frey, songwriter Jack Tempchin has a catchy melody in his head — one that gives him a Peaceful Easy Feeling – and he's “this close” on lyrics. Then he heads to LaGuardia late on a Friday afternoon and ...

VVN Music

PR Newswire (press release)
Mon, 18 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Famed Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin, known for writing some of the most durable tunes in American music, is set to release Room To Run, a new EP of original music tomorrow, May 19, 2015 through Blue ...

Allentown Morning Call

Allentown Morning Call
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:41:15 -0800

Rivers had his final Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')," which came out at the height of soft rock. It was written by Jack Tempchin, who wrote hits such as "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" for The Eagles. "Jack and ...

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