The story of the quietest millionaire in history:
Although he’s well-known in TV circles as playing Hope’s possible affair in the show Thirtysomething, J.D. Souther was one of the voices in the Souther-Hillman-Furay band (along with former Byrds bassist Chris Hillman and founding Poco member Ritchie Furay) and a minor solo artist. As a member of Longbranch Pennywhistle, he worked with the young Glen Frey, and was eventually a songwriter for Linda Ronstadt and the not-quite-hidden contributor to a multitude of Eagles hits.
On this week’s WTTS OverEasy, Souther gives voice to his own interpretations of songs he’s written or co-written for others, on a new collection called Natural History. You don’t get “Best of My Love” or “New Kid in Town” without his handiwork, much less the harmonies on “Faithless Love” with Linda Ronstadt. This time out, J.D. Souther is front and center, on WTTS OverEasy, 7 to 11 am and pm, on 92.3 WTTS.
Here’s Souther with James Taylor in 1981…