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With five number 1 singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number 1 albums, the Eagles were being among the most successful documenting artists from the 1970s. By the end from the 20th hundred years, two of these albums — Their Greatest Strikes (1971-1975) and Resort California — positioned one of the ten best-selling albums ever, as well as the reputation of 2007’s Longer Road Away from Eden demonstrated the Eagles’ stamina in the brand new millennium. Though the majority of its people originated from outside California, the group was carefully identified using a nation- and folk-tinged audio that initially discovered favor in LA during the past due ’60s, as championed by such rings as the Traveling Burrito Brothers and Poco (both which added people towards the Eagles). However the music group also drew upon traditional rock and roll & roll designs and, in its afterwards function, helped define the broadly well-known rock and roll sound that became referred to as traditional rock. Because of this, the Eagles accomplished a perennial charm among decades of music enthusiasts who continued to get their records a long time after they got split, which helped inspire the to begin the Eagles’ reunions within the middle-’90s. The music group was shaped by four Los Angeles-based music artists who got migrated towards the Western world Coast from other areas of the united states. Vocalist/bassist Randy Meisner (delivered in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on March 8, 1946) shifted to L.A. in 1964 within a music group originally known as the Spirit Survivors (never to end up being baffled with the East Coast-based Spirit Survivors, who have scored a high Five strike with “Expressway for your Center” in 1967) and afterwards renamed the indegent. He became a founding person in Poco in 1968, but still left the music group before the discharge of its debut record to be able to sign up for the Rock Canyon Music group, the backup group for Rick Nelson. In the meantime, vocalist/guitarist/banjoist/mandolinist Bernie Leadon (delivered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 19, 1947) found its way to L.A. in 1967 as an associate of Hearts and Plants, later on becoming a member of Dillard & Clark and the Soaring Burrito Brothers. Vocalist/drummer Don Henley (given birth to in Gilmer, Tx, on July 22, 1947) relocated to L.A. in June 1970 along with his music group Shiloh, which produced one self-titled recording for Amos Information before splitting up. Finally, Glenn Frey (given birth to in Detroit, Michigan, on November 6, 1948) performed in his hometown and offered like a back-up musician for Bob Seger before shifting to L.A. in the summertime of 1968. He created the duo Longbranch Pennywhistle with J.D. Souther, and both musicians authorized to Amos Information, which released their self-titled recording in 1969. Within the springtime of 1971, Frey and Henley had been hired to try out in Linda Ronstadt’s back-up music group. Meisner and Leadon also performed back-up for Ronstadt during her summer time tour, although four only do one gig collectively: a July present at Disneyland. They do, however, all show up on Ronstadt’s following record, Linda Ronstadt. In Sept 1971, Frey, Henley, Leadon, and Meisner agreed upon with supervisor David Geffen, agreeing to record for his soon-to-be-launched label, Asylum Information; immediately after, they followed the name the Eagles. In Feb 1972, they flew to Britain and spent fourteen days documenting their debut record, Eagles, with manufacturer Glyn Johns. It had been released in June, achieving the Best 20 and heading gold in just a little over a 12 months . 5 on the effectiveness of two TOP strikes — “Consider It Easy” and “Witchy Female” — and something Best 20 strike, “Relaxing Easy Sense.” The Eagles toured as an starting take action throughout 1972 and into early 1973, if they came back to Britain to record their second LP, Desperado, an idea recording about outlaws. Made by Glyn Johns and released in Apr 1973, it reached the very best 40 and proceeded to go gold in just a little less than annually . 5, spawning the very best 40 solitary “Tequila Sunrise” along the way. The title monitor, though by no means released as an individual, became among the band’s better-known tunes and was included on the Eagles’ 1st strikes collection. After touring to aid Desperado’s discharge, the Eagles once again convened a documenting program with Glyn Johns because of their third record. Their desire to create harder rock and roll music clashed with Johns’ feeling of them being a country-rock music group, however, plus they split in the manufacturer after documenting two monitors, “You Hardly ever Cry Such as a Fan” and “THE VERY BEST of My Appreciate.” After an early on 1974 tour opened up by vocalist/guitarist Joe Walsh, the music group made a decision to hire Walsh’s manufacturer, Costs Szymczyk, who taken care of all of those other sessions for In the Boundary. Szymczyk earned a program guitarist, Don Felder (delivered in Gainesville, Florida, on Sept 21, 1947), a vintage friend of Bernie Leadon’s who therefore impressed all of those other music group that he was recruited to become listed on the group. Within the Boundary premiered in March 1974. It proceeded to go platinum and reached the very best Ten in June, the Eagles’ fastest-selling recording yet. The very first solitary, “Already Eliminated,” reached the very best 20 exactly the same month. However the most effective song within the LP — one that broke them to a much bigger target audience — was “THE VERY BEST of My Like,” that was released as an individual in November. It strike number 1 on the simple listening graphs in Feb 1975 and topped the pop graphs a month afterwards. The Eagles’ 4th record, Among These Evenings, was an out-of-the-box smash. Released in June 1975, it proceeded to go gold exactly the same month and strike number 1 in July. Furthermore, it presented three singles that strike the very best Five: the chart-topping name song, “Lyin’ Eye,” and “Consider It towards the Limit.” “Lyin’ Eye” received the 1975 Grammy Award for Greatest Pop Vocal Overall performance by way of a Duo, Group, or Chorus, as well as the Eagles also gained Grammy nominations for Record of the entire year (Among These Evenings) and Record of the entire year (“Lyin’ Eye”). The group continued a headlining globe tour, you start with the U.S. and growing into European countries. But on Dec 20, 1975, it had been announced that Bernie Leadon acquired quit the music group, and Joe Walsh (blessed in Wichita, Kansas, on November 20, 1947) was earned as his substitute. He immediately joined up with the tour, which continuing to china and taiwan in early 1976. The Eagles’ comprehensive touring held them from the studio room, and without immediate programs for a fresh recording; they decided to to push out a compilation, Their Very best Strikes (1971-1975), in Feb 1976. The album’s achievement became remarkably meteoric. It topped the graphs and became a extraordinary success, eventually offering up to 25,000,000 copies and dueling with Michael Jackson’s Thriller for the name from the best-selling recording ever within the U.S. It required the Eagles 1 . 5 years to follow along with Among These Nights making use of their 5th record, Resort California. Released in Dec 1976, the record was authorized platinum in a single week, strike number 1 in January 1977, and finally marketed over 10,000,000 copies. The singles “New Child around” and “Resort California” strike number 1, and “Lifestyle within the Fast Street” made the very best 20. In the meantime, “Resort California” earned the 1977 Grammy for Record of the entire year and was nominated for Music of the entire year; the recording itself was nominated for Recording of the entire year and for Greatest Pop Vocal Efficiency by way of a Duo, Group, or Chorus. The Eagles embarked on a global tour in March 1977 that started with per month within the U.S., accompanied by per month in European countries and china and taiwan, then came back towards the U.S. in-may for stadium schedules. By the end from the tour in Sept, Randy Meisner still left the music group; he was changed by Timothy B. Schmit (blessed in Sacramento, California, November 20, 1947), previously of Poco, where he previously also changed Meisner. The Eagles started working on a fresh record in March 1978 and got nearly annually . 5 to accomplish it. THE LONG TERM premiered in Sept 1979. It strike number 1 and was qualified platinum after four weeks, eventually generating multi-platinum qualifications. “Heartache Tonight,” its leadoff solitary, strike number 1, and “I CANNOT LET YOU KNOW Why” and “THE LONG TERM” became TOP strikes. “Heartache Tonight” received the 1979 Grammy for Greatest Rock and roll Performance by way of a Duo or Group with Vocal. The Eagles toured the U.S. in 1980, with a weeklong group of shows in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, they documented Eagles Live. (Also included had been some tracks documented in 1976.) Released in November 1980, the dual LP (since reissued as an individual Compact disc) reached the very best Five and went multi-platinum, using the one “Seven Bridges Street” achieving the Best 40. The Eagles had been inactive following the end of the 1980 tour, but their break up had not been officially announced until May 1982. All five released single recordings. (Walsh, needless to say, maintained a single profession before, during, and following the Eagles.) Through the remaining ’80s, the bandmembers received many lucrative gives to reunite, however they dropped. In 1990, Frey and Henley started writing together once again, plus they performed alongside Schmit and Walsh at advantage concerts that springtime. A full-scale reunion was rumored, but didn’t happen. Four years later on, nevertheless, the Eagles do reunite. Within the springtime of 1994, they taped an MTV concert unique and then released a tour that finished up running right through August 1996. The MTV display aired in Oct, adopted in November by an audio edition from it, the recording Hell Freezes Over, which topped the graphs and became a multi-million vendor, spawning the very best 40 pop strike “OVERCOME It” and the main adult contemporary strike “Love COULD KEEP Us Alive.” The Eagles following appeared jointly in January 1998 because of their induction in to the Rock and roll & Move Hall of Popularity, once the five present people performed alongside past people Leadon and Meisner. On Dec 31, 1999, they performed a millennium concert on the Staples Middle in LA that was documented and included on the container established retrospective Selected Functions: 1972-1999 in November 2000. All had not been well within the music group, nevertheless, and Felder was expelled from your lineup in Feb 2001. A protracted legal fight ensued because the Eagles soldiered on like a quartet, liberating THE MOST EFFECTIVE from the Eagles in 2003 and attaining minor success using the solitary “Hole on the planet.” Felder’s case was resolved out of courtroom in 2007; that same 12 months, the Eagles came back using the band’s seventh studio room recording, Long Road Away from Eden, a double-disc record that quickly proceeded to go multi-platinum. In 2013, the music group produced the documentary Background of the Eagles, and toured behind it until middle-2015. Half a year later on, Glenn Frey became sick and passed on on January 18. 2016. He was 67.

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Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Music Songs Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin' Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling, I Can’t Tell You Why, Desperado, Take It to the Limit, New Kid in Town, Heartache Tonight, Best of My Love, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, One Of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Seven Bridges Road, Witchy Woman, Love Will Keep Us Alive, The Last Resort, Victim of Love, Please Come Home For Christmas, Get Over It, Ol' 55, In the City, Try and Love Again, Hole in the World, Outlaw Man, The Sad Cafe, Busy Being Fabulous, How Long, Doolin - Dalton, Those Shoes, The Long Run
Albums Hotel California, Hell Freezes Over, The Long Run, Long Road Out of Eden, Desperado, Eagles Live, Eagles, On the Border, One of These Nights, The Eagles: MTV Unplugged 1994, The Very Best Of, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), Selected Works 1972-1999, Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, The Studio Albums 1972-1979, The Very Best of the Eagles, The Legend of Eagles, Beacon Theatre, New York 1974 (Live), Live at the Summit, Houston, Texas, 1976 (Fm Radio Broadcast), Radio Waves: The Very Best Of Eagles Broadcasting Live 1974-1976, Vol. 1, The Eagles New Zealand Concert, Popgala (Hd Remastered), Lives of Outlaw Men (Live), The Best of Eagles, Radio Waves: The Very Best of Eagles Broadcasting Live 1974-1976, Vol. 2, Transmission Impossible (Live), Hotel California/The Long Run, The 'California Jam' EP (Remastered) [Live - Ontario Motor Speedway CA 6 Apr 1974] [with Jackson Browne]


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1 "Hotel California" was their first album with Joe Walsh and last with Randy Meisner.
2 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.
3 Don Felder, who joined in 1974, was expelled in 2001. He subsequently filed suit against his former bandmates. The suit was settled out-of-court in 2007.
4 2007's "Long Road Out of Eden" is their first album of all new material since 1979's "The Long Run". It has spent 64 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and has sold more than 7,000,000 copies (2009).
5 Their 1976 album "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the bestselling album in U.S. history, surpassing the previous record holder, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on 10 November 1999. To date, it has sold 29,000,000 copies (2009) to Jackson's "Thriller", the second bestselling album, which has sold 27,000,000. It is also the third bestselling album world-wide behind "Thriller" and AC/DC's "Back in Black".
6 Although the band's name is Eagles, they are commonly miscalled The Eagles.
7 Eagles are the third best-selling group in American history, with sales of 100,000,000 units. The Beatles and Led Zeppelin are first and second, respectively.
8 1977 single "Hotel California" was ranked #6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Rock Songs.
9 1976 album "Hotel California" was ranked #38 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums.
10 Ranked #23 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
11 Members have included Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morfi, todos a la mesa 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Acció política 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Simpsons 2005-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The League 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Take It Easy", "Chug All Night", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tryin'", "Tequila Sunrise", "Out of Control", "Desperado", "Certain Kind of Fool", "Outlaw Man", "Already Gone", "On the Border", "James Dean", "One of these Nights", "Too Many Hands", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take it to the Limit", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Wasted Time", "Victim of Love", "Pretty Maids all in a Row", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell you Why", "Heartache Tonight"
De wereld draait door 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "Hotel California"
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards 2007 TV Special performer: "How Long"
Hot Tub: The Urban Legend 2007 Short performer: "Life in the Fast Lane"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage TV Series 1 episode, 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2006
Cold Case 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Inaka ni tomarô! 2003 TV Series performer: "Take It Easy"
America's Sweethearts 2001 performer: "Witchy Woman"
The Sopranos 2000-2001 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "Hotel California" - uncredited
Outside Providence 1999 performer: "Take It Easy"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Big Lebowski 1998 performer: "Peaceful Easy Feeling" - as The Eagles
Seinfeld 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X-Files 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Another Girl Another Planet 1992 "Hotel California"
Sjans 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sure Thing 1985 performer: "Heartache Tonight"
Shake, Rattle & Roll 1984 performer: "Hotel California"
Knight Rider 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shoot the Moon 1982 performer: "I Can't Tell You Why" - as The Eagles
The Best Little Girl in the World 1981 TV Movie performer: "Heartache Tonight" - as The Eagles
Urban Cowboy 1980 performer: "Lyin' Eyes"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
FM 1978 performer: "Life In The Fast Lane"
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2016 TV Movie Themselves-Honoree
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 2008 TV Special Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 2007 TV Series Themselves
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards 2007 TV Special Themselves
Eagles: California Nights Interviews 2007 Video documentary
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne 2005 Video Themselves
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over 1994 TV Special documentary Themselves
In Concert 1973-1974 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Themselves
The Helen Reddy Show 1973 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Themselves
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Themselves
CMT Insider 2007 TV Series Themselves
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007 TV Series Themselves
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series Themselves
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 TV Series Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals For the song "Waiting in the Weeds."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Long Road Out of Eden."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Long Road Out of Eden."
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal For the song "Hole In the World."


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