Bernie Leadon is an American songwriter and musician, who is best known for his contribution to the Eagles. Bernie or Bernard Mathew Leadon III was part of many highly sought after the rock bands like Dillard and Clark, Hearts and flowers and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Let’s find out more about how much is Bernie Leadon’s net worth in 2018.
Bernie Leadon early life
In the year 1947, Bernie Leadon took birth in Minnesota, Minneapolis. He had ten siblings, and his parents, Dr. Bernard Leadon Jr. and Anna Teresa were Roman Catholics who were devoted to their religion. Dr. Bernard Leadon Jr. was a nuclear physicist and an aerospace engineer, and it was due to his career that the whole family had to move to the USA. From an early age, Bernie Leadon was very keen on bluegrass and folk music, and he grew to be a master of the 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar, and mandolin.
Later he moved to San Diego. This is where he met musicians, Ed Douglas, and Larry Murray. This music duo had a local bluegrass outfit known as the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, and they later asked Leadon to join their group. Again he had to move with his family to Florida. He attended the Gainesville High school, and it was here where he met Don Felder with whom he eventually started “the Eagles.”
Primarily, Don Felder had his own band, the Continentals and they had lost their guitarist. This gave an opportunity to Bernie Leadon to join the group. They did some awesome local gigs. Later, Larry Murray called Leadon to join a country-folk group which made him move to California where he became involved with the country/folk rock scene. Bernie Leadon also recorded one album with the band.
Bernie Leadon too has a musician brother, Tom Leadon who is part of the band Mudcrutch which was responsible for beginning the career of Tom Petty. Leadon was in a relationship with Patti Davis, and he is now divorced and has a son. He is currently based in Tennessee, Nashville and works as a musician and producer.
Bernie Leadon career
Bernie Leadon was one of the original members of the Eagles, and he is often given credits for giving shape to the band’s country-rock sound in the earlier stages. He has worked underneath the labels of “Asylum” and “Really small entertainment.” After leaving the Eagles, Bernie took himself away from the spotlight. In the year 1977, he along with his musician friend Chris Hillman came up with his first solo album known as Natural Progressions. It had Bryan Garofalo on bass.
Mike Georgiades was on vocals and guitar, and the drums and keyboard were handled by Dave Kemper and Steve Goldstein respectively. In the year 1998, Bernie reunited with the Eagles and on the occasion of the induction of the band into the Rock and roll hall of fame they all sang “Take it easy” and “Hotel California.” Again in 2004, Bernie Leadon released his second solo called Mirror.
Awards and achievements
Bernie Leadon has been honored with one win and four nominations in the prestigious Grammy awards. As a musician, this is the highest form of respect and achievement one can deserve.
Net worth of Bernie Leadon
The net worth of Bernie Leadon is estimated at $12 million. His ingenious talents and dedication towards his musical career has helped him to earn this decent amount of fortune. This great American musician is a talent house who is now leading a life of a music producer.
Bernie Leadon has devoted his life to the music industry with some major hits. He has a very huge and loyal fan base. This great musician has been awarded a Grammy award as well and has set up a new standard in the genre of rock music.