The Eagles









The Eagles

are a famous American Rock Band who got together in Los Angeles, California in the 1970's. The group had five number one singles and four number one albums and are considered to be one of the most successful recording groups of the 1970's. Two of their albums were ranked among the ten best selling albums of the twentieth century. These albums were, Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California. Their album, Hotel California, is number 37 in the list of the top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, according to the Rolling Stones Magazine. They also ranked number 75 in the Rolling Stone’s top 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time, in the 2004 list. In 1977, the group consisted of Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don henley, and Don Felder.Linda Ronstadt was their manager at that time. The band backed her up on a two month tour before deciding to form their own band. They signed up with Asylum Records.

Their second album was Desperado and was not as successful as their first album. The group broke up in 1980 because of disagreements and hard feelings. The group broke out into a knock down drag out in Long Beach, California on July 31, 1980. In April 1994 the group taped their first live performance since their breakup in 1980. They released a live album, When Hell Freezes Over, and it went to number 1 on the Billboard Chart.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. After that there were several tours that followed. The group performed in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 1999 and the concert was released on CD as part of a four disc collection. The box set of compiled songs from 1972 through 1999 was released in 2000. In 2005, the group released a Farewell Tour with a 2 DVD set titled, Eagles Farewell. The group has had their ups and down, cat fights and brawls but they have also made their mark in the music industry and will never be forgotten by those who lived in that era with them on the local radio. The group has since been interviewed and a new album was predicted to be released in 2007. The album is to be sold exclusively by Wal Mart and Musictoday.com. On August 16, 2007 the single from the album Long Road Out of Eden, called How Long, was released on radio stations. The group may not release any more songs or albums and yet again they might, one never knows. The one thing we can say about the Eagles is that they soared for a long time, even through the ups and downs.