Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.A.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group Eagles. One of his favorite singer is Marvin Gaye. He is also known as a lover of English comedians, namely Monty Python. In 1969, he appeared on Poco's first album, Pickin' Up the Pieces. He ceased playing with the band shortly before the record was released and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit.