Jack and Peter Fonda gives him a birthday lick

"Actually the first real songwriter I really saw and

really got enthused about was Jack Tempchin..." -TOM WAITS




 The Eagles-Peaceful Easy Feeling

Jack Tempchin-Peaceful Easy Feeling


Jack wrote a number of big Eagles hits like ALREADY GONE and PEACEFUL EASY FEELING...

Glenn Frey sang his SMUGGLERS BLUES twas on Miami Vice Television Soundtrack. 

He has two songs on the new Long Road Out of Eden Album by the Eagles, on the charts now. 

 And, add he wrote SLOW DANCING that Johnny Rivers had a huge hit with and many others

songs...stay tuned for more on this very creative writer and singer of songs...





The Big Lebowski - ( Song / 1998 / Released / Bontonfilm )

Thelma & Louise - ( Song / 1991 / Released / Globus Group )

Homer and Eddie - ( Song / 1989 / Released / Cineplex Odeon )

Season of Fear - ( Theme Lyrics(- lyrics) / 1989 / Released / )

Wired - ( Song / 1989 / Released / Festival Films Ltd )

Girls Just Want to Have Fun - ( Song / 1985 / Released / )

The Lonely Guy - ( Song / 1984 / Released / )

Coast to Coast - ( Song / 1980 / Released / )

Home Movies - ( Producer / 1979 / Released / )

Casey's Shadow - ( Song(- songs) / 1978 / Released / )


Before writing songs for the Eagles and others, Jack Tempchin lived on Spencer and Park in San Diego, frequently playing at Mission Beach watering hole the Heritage (where, for a time, the doorman was Tom Waits). In 1971, Tempchin was managing SDSU's Backdoor Theater.

Then, one day, he was eating lunch at Der Wienerschnitzel on Washington and First when he got the idea to write the song "Peaceful Easy Feeling." His inspiration came in the form of two pretty girls walking by; he wrote the lyrics on the back of a concert flyer.

Tempchin made friends with future Eagles member Glenn Frey, who brought "Peaceful Easy Feeling" to the band in 1972. They also recorded Tempchin's song "Already Gone," and Frey had a hit with Tempchin's "You Belong to the City."

Every time the Eagles rerelease "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" (on "best of" or live albums), Tempchin earns songwriter royalties. The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 sold 27 million copies, making it one of the ten best-selling albums ever, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Last year, the Eagles used two of his songs, "Somebody" and "It's Your World Now," for Long Road Out of Eden, their first studio album in 28 years. The record debuted at number one on Billboard's Top 200 album chart when it was released in November 2007.

Tempchin says the legal protections for songwriters have made him a good living. "It's been a bonanza over and over and over again."  In 2002, he and fellow songwriters Jackson Browne and J.D. Souther sued the music-publishing company Warner-Chappell Music for underpayment of royalties they said they were due for four tracks used on the '71--'75 compilation. The suit asked for $10 million. When the case was settled out of court, Tempchin said he was "satisfied" with the confidential settlement.

Jack has opened for such artists as: Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Johnny Rivers, Dave Mason, Poco, Dolly Parton, Karla Bonoff, Chicago, Christopher Cross, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins, and Emmylou Harris. He has played sets at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles and countless others.

This year marks the release of Jack's critically acclaimed new album, simply titled "SONGS". Produced by Norm Sancho, it's a collection of 10 great original songs, including his own gritty bluesy version of SMUGGLER'S BLUES... ENJOY!!!!!!


See Jack Saturday Afternoon Nov 21

at the Martin Weyrich Winery

4230 Buena Vista Dr.

Ramblin' Jack Elliot, PBR Bull Rider Justin McBride, John

Andrew Parks, and Jack Tempchin at opening press thang

The one and only Johnny Rivers

 joinsthe stage with Jack and 


Eastwood and Norm Sancho



Kenny Lewis (Steve Miller Band), Louie Ortega,

John Andrew Parks, KM Williams, and Jack

Bernie Taupin (Elton John), Norm and Jack...

hey, Jack...what were ya'll singing there backstage