Don Henley

Singer Don Henley of Linden. 

Don Henley, a native of Linden, saw his “The End of Innocence” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart on this date in 1989.

Henley was a founder of the Eagles in 1971. He sang lead vocal on many of the bands hits: “One of These Nights,” “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane.”

After the band broke up in 1980, he had a successful solo career. 

In the Spotlight

-- 2017: Terrell native Jamie Foxx appears on “Made in Hollywood.”

-- 2015: Greg Vaughan, who grew up in Mesquite, has a guest role on “Extant.”

-- 2011: Laci Kay, who spent her preschool years in Whitehouse, is a guest on “Ms. Vampy’s Tween Tawk.” 

-- 2006: “Instigator” by Sulphur Springs native Kaci Brown peaks at No. 9 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

-- 1995: “They’re Playing our Song,” by Longview’s Neal McCoy peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.   

-- 1994: Longview native Forest Whitaker stars in the action thriller “Blown Away” with Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones.

-- 1994: Mount Vernon native Don Meredith appears in the TV movie “Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone.”

-- 1977: Mineola native Noble Willingham appears in “Greased Lightning” starring Richard Pryor and Beau Bridges.

-- 1964: Panola County native Jim Reeves appears on “Top of the Pops.”

-- 1957: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin has a guest role on “Richard Diamond, Private Detective” starring David Janssen.

-- 1956: Clarence Lung, who spent the final part of his life in Quitman, appears in “The Rawhide Years.”

-- 1937: Corsicana native Maston Williams appears in “One Man Justice.”

-- 1933: Corsicana native Maston Williams appears in “Fighting With Kit Carson.”

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Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.