Eagles

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The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[1]

The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands in history, having sold more than 150 million records[2]—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S.[3] They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

The band released their debut album, Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy," "Witchy Woman," and "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise." The band released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love."

Their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Take It to the Limit," the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh also joined the band in 1975 replacing Leadon. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California." Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight," "The Long Run," and "I Can't Tell You Why," the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They toured consistently and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles.

Following the death of Frey in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing from 2017 with guest musicians Deacon Frey (son of Glenn) and Vince Gill.

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Hotel California
 
"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977.
Hotel California
 
Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles, and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Take It Easy
 
"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals.
Desperado
 
Desperado is the second studio album by the American band the Eagles.

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Popular Albums20

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Popular Songs26

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Live Album Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References16

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances6

TV Shows3

Book References & Influences1

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News Articles6

Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement
  –  January 21, 2018
In a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, the Eagles had accused the hotel of improperly encouraging guests to believe the band had authorised its use of the song's name, in part to sell T-shirts and other merchandise. American rock group The Eagles ...
Eagles, Mexican hotel, agree to drop "Hotel California" name court case
  –  January 19, 2018
(L-R) Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit of US rock group 'The Eagles' as they arrive for the premiere of the movie 'History of The Eagles Part 1' at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, late Jan 19, 2013..
Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death
  –  January 16, 2018
FILE PHOTO - Glenn Frey of the rock group 'The Eagles' performs at a concert in honour of Monaco's Prince Albert II and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock at the Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco Thomson Reuters By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters ...
Eagles to play Pittsburgh
  –  December 7, 2017
PITTSBURGH — With two new members in the band, including the son of late-founder Glenn Frey, the Eagles will perform again in Pittsburgh. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 15 for the record-setting rock group's July 24 show at PPG Paints Arena. The cost ...
Eagles to kick off 2018 tour with March 12 show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  –  November 30, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It all starts in Indianapolis for the Eagles. The legendary rock group’s 2018 tour will now kick off with a March 12 show in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The anticipated demand for tickets also prompted the band to add ...
Eagles stressing the need to focus in practice
  –  December 7, 2017
The Eagles (10-2) are tied with Minnesota (10-2 ... He works in the movie industry and is also a member of the music group Army of Freshman. He has not been forced to evacuate, but is hosting a number of people who had to leave their homes.

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