History Music / Eagles

2nd Dec '17 12:17:02 AM KYCubbie
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They started as a backup band for Music/LindaRonstadt; the band consisting of guitarists Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon, bassist Randy Meisner and drummer Don Henley. She noticed that they worked well together, then encouraged them to go on their own. They started out as a country rock group before moving on to more mainstream sounds and dropping members; Eagles found their way to super-stardom around 1974 - the year guitarist Don Felder joined. In 1975, Leadon quit, and was replaced by former James Gang guitarist Joe Walsh, and the band would reach their greatest success with the 1976 release of their album ''Hotel California''. Many of their songs revolve around or at least touch upon the ugly side of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream that nobody talks about, which the band members felt they knew quite a lot about by the middle part of their career. Possibly worth noting is that their first GreatestHitsAlbum was the best selling album in United States history for over three decades, and its status only changed because Music/MichaelJackson [[DeadArtistsAreBetter died]]. Randy Meisner quit in 1977, replaced by Timothy B. Schmidt (who also replaced Meisner in Poco). The band broke up following an infamous concert in July 1980 that featured Frey and Felder threatening each other throughout the performance. Each of the members went on (or in Walsh's case, back) to a solo career, although Henley and Frey were the most successful.

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They started as a backup band for Music/LindaRonstadt; the band consisting of guitarists Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon, bassist Randy Meisner and drummer Don Henley. She noticed that they worked well together, then encouraged them to go on their own. They started out as a country rock group before moving on to more mainstream sounds and dropping members; Eagles found their way to super-stardom around 1974 - the year guitarist Don Felder joined. In 1975, Leadon quit, and was replaced by former James Gang guitarist Joe Walsh, and the band would reach their greatest success with the 1976 release of their album ''Hotel California''. Many of their songs revolve around or at least touch upon the ugly side of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream that nobody talks about, which the band members felt they knew quite a lot about by the middle part of their career. Possibly worth noting is that their first GreatestHitsAlbum was the best selling album in United States history for over three decades, and its status only changed because Music/MichaelJackson [[DeadArtistsAreBetter died]]. Randy Meisner quit in 1977, replaced by Timothy B. Schmidt [[MyNaymeIs Schmit]] (who also replaced Meisner in Poco). The band broke up following an infamous concert in July 1980 that featured Frey and Felder threatening each other throughout the performance. Each of the members went on (or in Walsh's case, back) to a solo career, although Henley and Frey were the most successful.
28th Oct '17 8:30:52 PM mlsmithca
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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of [[{{Classic Rock}} classic rock's]] most iconic hits - "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight", to name a few.

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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of [[{{Classic Rock}} classic rock's]] ClassicRock's most iconic hits - "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight", to name a few.
28th Oct '17 3:07:03 PM Basstian
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** Not to mention that, in terms of lead vocals, Don Henley gained more and more importance as the years went by: on their eponymous debut album, he sang two tracks out of ten (Leadon sang two as well, Fry and Meisner three each); four years later, on 'The Long Run', Henley sang more lead vocals than all of his bandmates put together (4-1-1-1-0, respectively, plus one instrumental).

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** Not to mention that, in terms of lead vocals, Don Henley gained more and more importance as the years went by: on their eponymous debut album, he sang two tracks out of ten (Leadon sang two as well, Fry Frey and Meisner three each); four years later, on 'The Long Run', Henley sang more lead vocals than all of his bandmates put together (4-1-1-1-0, respectively, plus one instrumental).
28th Oct '17 1:37:35 PM TheHestinator
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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of classic rock's most iconic hits - "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight", to name a few.

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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of [[{{Classic Rock}} classic rock's rock's]] most iconic hits - "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight", to name a few.
28th Oct '17 11:51:34 AM Basstian
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** Not to mention that, in terms of lead vocals, Don Henley gained more and more importance as the years went by: on their eponymous debut album, he sang two tracks out of ten (Leadon sang two as well, Fry and Meisner three each); four years later, on 'The Long Run', Henley sang more lead vocals than all of his bandmates put together (4-1-1-1-0, respectively, plus one instrumental).
9th Sep '17 11:42:27 PM gjjones
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It is also worth noting that at their "Hell Freezes Over" reunion tour, Glenn Frey quipped "For the record, we never broke up; we just took a fourteen year vacation." Felder was fired in 2001, and he would subsequently sue Frey and Henley. Eagles ''officially'' reunited to release their first new album in 28 years, 2007's ''Long Road Out of Eden'' and have spent much of the time since on tour.

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It is also worth noting that at their "Hell Freezes Over" reunion tour, Glenn Frey quipped "For the record, we never broke up; we just took a fourteen year vacation." However, disagreements between Frey, Henley, and Felder was fired in 2001, and he would subsequently sue result in the latter's firing in 2001 and subsequent lawsuits against Frey and Henley. Eagles ''officially'' reunited to release their first new album in 28 years, 2007's ''Long Road Out of Eden'' and have spent much of the time since on tour.



On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over... [[FlipFlopOfGod but shortly afterwards,]] it was announced that the band would continue to perform, with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his father's role.

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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away died while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over... [[FlipFlopOfGod but shortly afterwards,]] it was announced that the band would continue to perform, with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his father's role.



* EnsembleCast: Straight and averted - they began with the concept of splitting everything (almost) equally, but by the end it was obvious that Glenn Frey and Don Henley dominated the songwriting and singing, not to mention decision making. One of Glenn's conditions for the band's reunion in 1994 was that he and Henley should make more money, as he saw the band not as 'the musketeers' but as a sports team where all the players are important but some are ''more'' important than others. That caused a lot of tension with Don Felder and ultimately led to the latter's firing from the group.

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* EnsembleCast: Straight and averted - they began with the concept of splitting everything (almost) equally, but by the end it was obvious that Glenn Frey and Don Henley dominated the songwriting and singing, not to mention decision making. One of Glenn's Frey's conditions for the band's reunion in 1994 was that he and Henley should make more money, as he saw the band not as 'the musketeers' but as a sports team where all the players are important but some are ''more'' important than others. That caused a lot of tension with Don Felder and ultimately led to the latter's firing from the group.
21st Aug '17 4:46:39 PM Green_lantern40
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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over... but shortly afterwards, it was announced that the band would continue to perform, with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his father's role.

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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over... [[FlipFlopOfGod but shortly afterwards, afterwards,]] it was announced that the band would continue to perform, with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his father's role.



** VitriolicBestBuds: Even if they're not good friends now, though, they seem to have buried the hatchet. Don Felder and the current lineup, however...

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** VitriolicBestBuds: Even if they're not good friends now, though, they seem to have buried the hatchet.How their relationship until Frey's death could probably be best described. Don Felder and the current lineup, however...
21st Aug '17 4:38:35 PM Green_lantern40
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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over, a sentiment fans tend to agree with, however the band has occasionally reunited for concerts in 2017 with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his role.

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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over, a sentiment fans tend to agree with, however over... but shortly afterwards, it was announced that the band has occasionally reunited for concerts in 2017 would continue to perform, with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his father's role.



!!Principal members (Founding members in '''bold''', most recent members in ''italic''):

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!!Principal members (Founding members in '''bold''', most recent current members in ''italic''):
12th Jul '17 8:00:11 AM Yoshiman400
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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over, a sentiment fans tend to agree with.

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On January 18, 2016, Glenn Frey passed away while recovering from surgery, at the age of 67. After the band took part in a moving tribute performance with Jackson Browne at that year's Grammy Awards, Don Henley stated the band was more or less over, a sentiment fans tend to agree with.
with, however the band has occasionally reunited for concerts in 2017 with Glenn's son Deacon taking over his role.



* '''''Don Henley''''' - lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, tabla, keyboard (1971–80, 1994–2016)

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* '''''Don Henley''''' - lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, tabla, keyboard (1971–80, 1994–2016)1994–present)



* ''Timothy B. Schmit'' - bass, backing and lead vocals (1977–80, 1994–2016)
* ''Joe Walsh'' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, organ (1975–80, 1994–2016)

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* ''Timothy B. Schmit'' - bass, backing and lead vocals (1977–80, 1994–2016)
1994–present)
* ''Joe Walsh'' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, organ (1975–80, 1994–2016)
1994–present)
8th Apr '17 10:42:01 AM 123456789
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Don Henley and Don Felder.
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