The Eagles started life as Linda Ronstadt’s backing band, where Glenn Frey and Don Henley cut their teeth. In 1972, they recorded their self-titled debut album with former Flying Burrito Brother Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, a veteran of another country-rock band, Poco. By the middle of the decade – accompanied by some lineup changes, including the addition of guitarists Don Felder and Joe Walsh – the Eagles were one of the biggest bands in the world. Their 1976 greatest-hits album still ranks among the bestselling LPs ever released. In 1976, the band made its masterpiece, ‘Hotel California,’ about death and decadence in the Hollywood scene that nurtured them. In 1982, among much animosity, they broke up, but they reunited in 1994 for a series of tours and albums that have kept them busy and rolling in cash in the 21st century.
50 Years Ago: Self-Titled Linda Ronstadt LP Allows Eagles to Fly
Ironically, it was an abysmal chart failure, stalling at No. 163 on the 'Billboard' pop album chart.
Eagles Expand U.S. 'Hotel California' Tour With 12 New Dates
Trek features full performance of 1976 LP, along with greatest hits set.
Eagles 'Aren't Making Any Kind of Attempt' at New Music
Their next tour dates are scheduled for February.
Eagles Planned How to Play Shows with Sick or Angry Members
Bernie Leadon says “consistency and discipline” helped make the band’s name.
Eagles Announce 'Hotel California' 2022 Tour Dates
Eight-show trek runs from February through May.
Eagles, Meet Elaine: The 'Seinfeld' 'Desperado' Episode
Season Eight episode "The Checks" also utilized "Witchy Woman," with hilarious results.
An Eagles Song Plays a Big Role in Marvel's New 'Shang-Chi' Movie
The song helps one of the movie's heroes escape certain death.
Eagles Resume 'Hotel California' Tour at Madison Square Garden
Band performed live for the first time in 17 months.