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.
How Joe Walsh Got to Shine on Eagles' 'Pretty Maids All in a Row'
A look at how the underrated — but Bob Dylan-praised — 'Hotel California' ballad came to life.
Why Don Henley Thinks Eagles' 'Desperado' Vocal Wasn't His Best
"That was not my best work, and I wish I had the chance to do it again," singer said in 2015.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together 'Heartache Tonight'
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.
Listen to Eagles' 'Hotel California' from 'Live From the Forum'
Band's live LP and concert film set will be released in October.
Hear Eagles' Live 'Lyin' Eyes' From New Concert LP
Track highlights band's upcoming set 'Live From the Forum MMXVIII.'
Illegal Eagle: How the Fake Randy Meisner Was Caught at Last
Con man spent more than a decade pretending to be former Eagles bassist, while the real deal could do nothing about it.