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Randy Meisner, a founding member of The Eagles, has died at 77

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A founding member of the Eagles has died. Randy Meisner was the original bass player. He was 77. He sang high harmonies and took the lead vocals on this song.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT")

EAGLES: (Singing) Take it to the limit one more time.

INSKEEP: Beautiful voice. Meisner was inducted with the rest of the band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.