He released his first solo album in 1982, the same year as Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey's first solo album. Henley's '80s output featured significant contributions from Danny Kortchmar
, who was the guitarist on some of the biggest '70s albums for Carole King, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Kortchmar co-wrote many songs with Henley, including "Dirty Laundry
" and "New York Minute
Explaining how Henley works, Kortchmar told us: "Once the track is completed, he drives around in his car and listens to it and comes up with lyrical ideas. That's what happened with a lot of the tunes he and I wrote together. The music would come first and then he'd have something to write to, and then he would complete the song."