Biography

Randy Meisner is best known as the original bassist of The Eagles. His music has become an American staple. Here at Sonic Past Music you get the chance to hear songs from Randy that have never before been published.

Born March 8, 1946 in Scottsbluff, NE, Randy Meisner was a founding member of The Drivin’ Dynamics, along with Larry Soto, Richard Rohnke & John Ankony.

The band’s first appearance was for a private party in October 1961 – with the 15-year old Meisner playing bass guitar and handling lead vocals. The band adopted the name – “The Dynamics” after playing during a break during a Bobby Vee concert at Terry’s Arena – located between Gering & Scottsbluff, NE.

Their first paying job was at the dance hall at Little Moon Lake, near Henry, NE. in December 1961. They played there regularly through 1962 to ever increasing crowds. Being the first rock band to play in Western Nebraska, crowds soared at Little Moon Lake.

Paul Asmus joined the band when Rohnke left for the military in late 1962. By this time the band name had expanded to “The Drivin’ Dynamics.” During this time, The Drivin’ Dynamics released their first record, a 4-tune EP with Meisner singing lead vocals on Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me.” Pressed locally with only 500 copies released, an original copy is difficult to locate today.

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