The Eagles OWNED the 1970s. Selling more records than Don McClean, Chicago, James Taylor, the Bee Gees or any other American band, the Eagles rise to fame from Southern California mirrored the social milieu of the time and helped establish the now-familiar trope of “rocker as outlaw”. The Eagles domination of the charts through the decades chronicled the rapidly changing landscape of America.
The combined musical style of bandmates Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy Schmit and Joe Walsh created not only a brand new sound but a thematic touchstone that resonated with a massive audience as they scored four consecutive number one albums between 1975 and 1979. From “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “Take It Easy”, The Eagles presented a country-flavored rock and roll and induced an updated frontier mindset. They spanned audiences and demographics, and connected the American heritage to a musical style never before experienced.
Life in the Fast Lane
By the time the iconic, Hotel California was released in 1976, the band was exhausted personally and emotionally, despite their mega success. They not only had a list of hit singles such as “One of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It To The Limit” (among many others) and chart-topping albums, they had changed pop culture and even added a new catch phrase, “life in the fast lane.” The Eagles had forever altered the social landscape, however their hard work came with a price and the bandmates grew apart personally and professionally. The Eagles’ sixth album, The Long Run (released in 1979) took a toll on the band. While the album yielded another trio of hit singles (“Heartache Tonight,” “The Long Run” and “I Can’t Tell You Why”), it ultimately sewed the seeds for the bands’ eventual break-up. The Eagles disbanded after their Eagles Live double album in 1980, but they left a legacy of “new country” and inspired a musical movement. A tribute album called Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles (1993) was recorded by some of the industry’s top country artists such as Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Travis Tritt, and helped trigger the band’s reunion. It led The Eagles to record four new studio songs and sparked a successful run of new concert tours.
Reunited (and it feels SO GOOD)
An absolute giant in American music history, The Eagles are back on tour. With a stellar line up that includes Henley, Frey, Walsh and Schmit, the Eagles “History” Tour combines telling retrospective and stunning showmanship. The Eagles haven’t lost a step. When the Eagles comes to an arena near you – RUN (and get guaranteed savings with ScoreBig.)
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