Founded in 1971 in the city of Los Angeles. The original founders were Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey, and Randy Meisner. Today the members are Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. The Eagles are one of the most well-known and most successful 70s rock bands. They have achieve 5 number one albums, 6 Grammy Awards, and 5 AMAs. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
The Eagles released many songs and albums in their first 9 years of being active. Their career kicked off with the hit single “Take It Easy”. The song was composed by Frey and Jackson Browne.
Their first album named Eagles was released in 1972. It peaked the charts in the US and Canada. Progressively their albums began to get world recognition, with their next album Desperado (1973) peaking the charts in 6 countries. In 1974, their album On the Border peaked the charts in 5 countries. In 1975, their album One of These Nights peaked the charts in 8 countries. Their next two albums peaked the charts in over 8 countries. They also reach the number one spot in multiple countries. The albums Hotel California (1976) and The Long Run (1979) are still some of the bands most recognizable albums to date. With the album Hotel California ranking #37 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top Albums of All Time.
The band broke up in 1980 and then reunited for Hell Freezes Over in 1994. Which was their second live album. Their first was in 1980 called Eagles Live. Hell Freezes Over topped the charts in the US and Canada. The band toured on and off from their reuniting till present day.
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