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Timothy B. Schmit


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/bassist Timothy B. Schmit is an icon of American music. Schmit has been best known the last four decades as one of the lead voices of The Eagles ("I Can't Tell You Why"), but he also had success before that. After beginning his music career in Sacramento, CA, in the '60s, he joined the country rock outfit Poco in 1970, replacing founding member Randy Meisner on vocals. He remained with the band until 1977, contributing to the albums "A Good Feelin' to Know" (1972), "Seven" (1974), "Head Over Heels" (1975) and "Indian Summer" (1977), and singing lead vocals on the 1975 hit track "Keep on Tryin'." In 1977, Schmit again replaced Meisner, this time with The Eagles, remaining with them until their dissolution at the end of the decade. He went on to play in subsequent incarnations of both bands, including the latter Eagles lineup with Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Schmit has also had a solo career that has taken some interesting turns (his cover of The Tymes' R&B classic "So Much in Love" for the "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" soundtrack). In addition, he has lent his talents to songs by Toto ("Africa"), Richard Marx ("Don't Mean Nothin'), Bob Seger ("Fire Lake"), Crosby, Stills & Nash ("Wasted on the Way") and Steely Dan (several songs), and has performed with Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band and Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band.