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Don Henley is a musician who was a founding member of the Eagles and later went on to great solo success with such songs as "Boys of Summer."
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In 1990, he founded the Walden Woods Project in Massachusetts to preserve the "land, literature and legacy" of Henry David Thoreau, and in 1992 he founded the Caddo Lake Institute to preserve the ecological integrity of Caddo Lake in his native Northeast Texas. Henley and Sheryl Crow co-founded the Recording Artists Coalition in 1999,
and Henley has testified before Congress concerning media ownership issues.
As a founding member of The Eagles, a band that boasts five No. 1 singles, four No. 1 albums, numerous Grammy Awards and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Don Henley ranks among the most important figures in modern American pop music. Nevertheless, Henley now regards his music as secondary to his environmental work through the Walden Woods Project. He says, "Everybody has a Walden. In every community, there is something that needs to be kept."
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