The Boys of Summer – Don Henley (1984)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the single, The Boys of Summer by Don Henley. The record was released in 1984, on the Geffen record label and has been reworked into a silhouette of  the sun. The lyrics appear to be about the passing of youth and entering middle age, with the nostalgic theme of “summer love” and reminiscence of a past relationship.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the Don Henley, Eagles, Classic Rock, Summer Romance, Coming of Age or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Boys of Summer
Media Artist/s: Don Henley
Record Label: Geffen
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock

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Don Henley – The Artist

Donald Hugh Henley (born 1947) is an American musician, and a founding member of the rock band Eagles, for whom he is the drummer and one of the lead vocalists, as well as the sole continuous member of the band. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Desperado”, “Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, “Victim of Love”, “The Last Resort”, “The Long Run”, and “Get Over It”. After the Eagles disbanded in 1980, Henley pursued a solo career and released his debut studio album I Can’t Stand Still, in 1982. He has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, and one live DVD. His solo hits include “Dirty Laundry”, “The Boys of Summer”, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”, “Sunset Grill”, “Not Enough Love in the World”, “The End of the Innocence”, “The Last Worthless Evening” and “The Heart of the Matter”.

The Boys of Summer  – The Song

“The Boys of Summer” is a song by the American musician Don Henley. The lyrics were written by Henley and the music was composed by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released on October 26, 1984, as the lead single from Henley’s album Building the Perfect Beast. It performed well in both the Uk singles chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The lyrics appear to be about the passing of youth and entering middle age, with the nostalgic theme of “summer love” and reminiscence of a past relationship. In a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone, Henley explained that the song is about aging and questioning the past—a recurring theme in Henley’s lyrics.

 

The Sun – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a silhouette of the sun. The Sun is the star at the centre of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometres, i.e. 109 times that of Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. About three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen; the rest is mostly helium, with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Solo Artist

Decade

80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

American