'The Last Worthless Evening' - Don Henley


Writers: Don Henley, John Corey, and Stan Lynch

Producers: Don Henley, John Corey, and Stan Lynch

Recorded: 1986 to 1988 at various studios in Los Angeles, California

Released: June 1989

Players: Don Henley -- vocals, drums
John Corey -- guitar
Mike Campbell -- guitar
Bob Glaub -- bass
Jai Winding -- keyboard bass
Stan Lynch -- drums
Album: The End Of The Innocence (Geffen)

The second single from Don Henley's third solo album, The End Of The Innocence, "The Last Worthless Evening" peaked at Number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1989.

Co-written with former Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch, the song, like others on the album, was inspired by Henley's breakup with a woman he was engaged to marry.

Another Heartbreaker, lead guitarist Mike Campbell, joined Henley and Lynch in recording the song.

The End Of The Innocence peaked at Number Eight on the Billboard 200 and at Number 17 in the U.K.

Henley's touring band in 1989 and 1990 featured a then-unknown backup singer named Sheryl Crow, who also sang on the album.

While on the tour, Henley also began his campaign to preserve the historic Walden Woods in Massachusetts, starting with an all-star concert that featured Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Raitt, and then-estranged Eagles mates Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit.