History Music / Eagles

4th Apr '18 2:33:33 AM jormis29
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Although Eagles are not primarily considered a country music act, the band has loads of credibility in that department. Three of the band's singles have been top 40 country hits, and ''Long Road out of Eden'' was the best-selling country album of 2008. In addition, Eagles' trademark use of layered harmonies has shown up in a very large number of country music bands, from 80's mainstream groups Music/{{Alabama}} and Restless Heart, to more recent acts like Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation and Diamond Rio. In 1993, several country singers joined forces to record a tribute album called ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles''; Travis Tritt's decision to include the 1980 line-up in the video for his cover of "Take It Easy" is said to have been a catalyst in the band's 1994 reunion. In addition, Henley recorded two duets with country superstar Music/TrishaYearwood. The band's mix of country and rock has also had an obvious influence on modern ocuntry adopting rock influences as well.

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Although Eagles are not primarily considered a country music act, the band has loads of credibility in that department. Three of the band's singles have been top 40 country hits, and ''Long Road out of Eden'' was the best-selling country album of 2008. In addition, Eagles' trademark use of layered harmonies has shown up in a very large number of country music bands, from 80's mainstream groups Music/{{Alabama}} and Restless Heart, Music/RestlessHeart, to more recent acts like Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation and Diamond Rio.Music/DiamondRio. In 1993, several country singers joined forces to record a tribute album called ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles''; Travis Tritt's decision to include the 1980 line-up in the video for his cover of "Take It Easy" is said to have been a catalyst in the band's 1994 reunion. In addition, Henley recorded two duets with country superstar Music/TrishaYearwood. The band's mix of country and rock has also had an obvious influence on modern ocuntry adopting rock influences as well.
30th Mar '18 8:39:09 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MindScrew: The lyrics of "Hotel California" constantly keep you just slightly confused about what exactly is going on. Even the band isn't really sure what its about: according to Don Henley, the song is about the problems one encounters when you spend your life seeking fame and suddenly get it; Frey says its about slowly losing one's hopes and dreams as life wears you down; Walsh says its about both; and when he was asked, Schmit famously shrugged his shoulders and said, "How the fuck should I know, man..."[[note]]This is an appropriate response; Schmit had not yet joined Eagles when the song was recorded.[[/note]]

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* MindScrew: The lyrics of "Hotel California" constantly keep you just slightly confused about what exactly is going on. Even the band isn't really sure what its about: according to Don Henley, the song is about the problems one encounters when you spend your life seeking fame and suddenly get it; Frey says its about slowly losing one's hopes and dreams as life wears you down; Walsh says its about both; and when he was asked, Schmit famously shrugged his shoulders and said, "How the fuck fork should I know, man..."[[note]]This is an appropriate response; Schmit had not yet joined Eagles when the song was recorded.[[/note]]


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* QuitYourWhining: "Get Over It" is basically this message throughout the entire song, motivating people to get over their failures in life and stop blaming them on everybody else.
20th Mar '18 8:30:31 PM Mdumas43073
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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. [[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.

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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 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. [[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.
20th Mar '18 8:29:52 PM Mdumas43073
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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. [[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.

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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 - 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. [[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.
20th Mar '18 8:28:34 PM Mdumas43073
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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of ClassicRock's most iconic and enduring hits, including "Take It Easy", "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 ClassicRock's most iconic and enduring hits, including "Take It Easy", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight" to name a few.
20th Mar '18 8:24:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* Don Felder - guitar, backing and lead vocals, organ, mandolin (1974–80, 1994-2001)
* '''Glenn Frey''' - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, piano, harmonium, synthesizer, bass (1971–80, 1994–2016, died 2016)
* '''''Don Henley''''' - lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, tabla, keyboard (1971–80, 1994–present)
* '''Bernie Leadon''' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, mandolin, banjo (1971–75)
* '''Randy Meisner''' - bass, backing and lead vocals, guitar, guitarrón (1971–77)
* ''Timothy B. Schmit'' - bass, backing and lead vocals (1977–80, 1994–present)
* ''Joe Walsh'' - guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, organ (1975–80, 1994–present)

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* Don Felder - – guitar, backing and lead vocals, organ, mandolin (1974–80, 1994-2001)
1994–2001)
* '''Glenn Frey''' - – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, piano, harmonium, synthesizer, bass (1971–80, 1994–2016, 1994–2016; died 2016)
* '''''Don Henley''''' - – lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, tabla, keyboard (1971–80, 1994–present)
* '''Bernie Leadon''' - – guitar, backing and lead vocals, mandolin, banjo (1971–75)
* '''Randy Meisner''' - – bass, backing and lead vocals, guitar, guitarrón (1971–77)
* ''Timothy B. Schmit'' - – bass, backing and lead vocals (1977–80, 1994–present)
* ''Joe Walsh'' - – guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, organ (1975–80, 1994–present)



* 1972 - ''Eagles''
* 1973 - ''Desparado''
* 1974 - ''On The Border''
* 1975 - ''One Of These Nights''
* 1976 - ''Hotel California''
* 1979 - ''The Long Run''
* 1980 - ''Eagles Live''
* 1994 - ''Hell Freezes Over''
* 2005 - ''Farewell 1 Tour - Live From Melbourne''
* 2007 - ''Long Road Out Of Eden''

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* 1972 - – ''Eagles''
* 1973 - – ''Desparado''
* 1974 - – ''On The the Border''
* 1975 - – ''One Of of These Nights''
* 1976 - – ''Hotel California''
* 1979 - – ''The Long Run''
* 1980 - – ''Eagles Live''
* 1994 - – ''Hell Freezes Over''
* 2005 - – ''Farewell 1 Tour - Live From from Melbourne''
* 2007 - – ''Long Road Out Of of Eden''
20th Mar '18 8:19:34 PM Mdumas43073
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One of the definitive bands of the American [[TheSeventies 1970s]], and the group behind many of ClassicRock'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 ClassicRock's most iconic hits - and enduring hits, including "Take It Easy", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Heartache Tonight", Tonight" to name a few.
20th Mar '18 8:17:39 PM Mdumas43073
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20th Feb '18 6:07:07 PM DavidDelony
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Although Eagles are not primarily considered a country music act, the band has loads of credibility in that department. Three of the band's singles have been top 40 country hits, and ''Long Road out of Eden'' was the best-selling country album of 2008. In addition, Eagles' trademark use of layered harmonies has shown up in a very large number of country music bands, from 80's mainstream groups Music/{{Alabama}} and Restless Heart, to more recent acts like Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation and Diamond Rio. In 1993, several country singers joined forces to record a tribute album called ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles''; Travis Tritt's decision to include the 1980 line-up in the video for his cover of "Take It Easy" is said to have been a catalyst in the band's 1994 reunion. In addition, Henley recorded two duets with country superstar Music/TrishaYearwood.

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Although Eagles are not primarily considered a country music act, the band has loads of credibility in that department. Three of the band's singles have been top 40 country hits, and ''Long Road out of Eden'' was the best-selling country album of 2008. In addition, Eagles' trademark use of layered harmonies has shown up in a very large number of country music bands, from 80's mainstream groups Music/{{Alabama}} and Restless Heart, to more recent acts like Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation and Diamond Rio. In 1993, several country singers joined forces to record a tribute album called ''Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles''; Travis Tritt's decision to include the 1980 line-up in the video for his cover of "Take It Easy" is said to have been a catalyst in the band's 1994 reunion. In addition, Henley recorded two duets with country superstar Music/TrishaYearwood.
Music/TrishaYearwood. The band's mix of country and rock has also had an obvious influence on modern ocuntry adopting rock influences as well.
15th Feb '18 11:14:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* NeverMyFault: In "Get Over It":
-->''I turn on the tube, and what do I see?''
-->''A whole lot of people crying, "Don't blame me."''
-->''They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else,''
-->''Spend all their time feeling sorry for themselves.''
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