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"How Long" is a song by American singer-songwriter J. D. Souther. Written in 1971 it was originally recorded by Souther for his 1972 debut solo album, John David Souther.[2] It was given a limited release as a promotional 7-inch 45 rpm single in 1972 with Souther's "The Fast One" on the B-side.[3]

"How Long"
Eagles How Long.jpg
Single by Eagles
from the album Long Road Out of Eden
ReleasedAugust 20, 2007 (U. S.)
FormatCD single
GenreCountry rock, rock and roll[1]
LabelLost Highway
Songwriter(s)J. D. Souther
Producer(s)Eagles, Steuart Smith, Richard F. W. Davis, Scott Crago, Bill Szymczyk
Eagles singles chronology
"No More Cloudy Days"
"How Long"
"Busy Being Fabulous"

The Eagles, longtime friends and collaborators with Souther, frequently performed "How Long" in concert during the early and mid-1970s. In 2007, the band covered the song for their album Long Road Out of Eden, the group's first full studio album since 1979. A year later, their version of the song won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[4] It was the band's first Grammy since 1979.[5]

Peak positionsEdit


  1. ^ "The Eagles, 'Long Road Out of Eden'". Billboard. October 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Reno, Jamie (December 2008). "Souther Rises Again". San Diego Magazine: 172.
  3. ^ "How Long"/"The Fast One". Asylum A-11009
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  5. ^ Cashmere, Paul (2008-02-11). "Eagles Win First Grammy In 29 Years". Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  6. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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