Music by guitarist Mike Campbell, lyrics by Don Henley.

I do find myself wondering how “The Boys of Summer” would have sounded had Tom Petty decided to give it a shot.

The reason why Tom Petty gave away his song 'The Boys Of Summer' to Don Henley

Following the break up of his band The Eagles, Don Henley transitioned from being the drummer and co-lead singer of one of the biggest rock bands in America to a solo artist armed with little more than an acoustic guitar.

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