Birth Name: John David Souther
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Years Active: 1970s-present
John David Souther (commonly abbreviated as J. D. Souther) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written numerous hits songs recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt and Glen Frey of the Eagles. Souther was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Amarillo, Texas. As a musician and songwriter, he was greatly influenced in his formative years by fellow Texas rock and roll icon, Roy Orbison. After moving to Los Angeles, California, in the late 1960s, he met Detroit musician and songwriter, Glenn Frey, and the two became roommates and musical collaborators. Their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne with whom both Souther and Frey would collaborate on...
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