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Eagles

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Eagles

The cover of the biggest selling album of all time, "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" (Elektra Records)

Began:

1971

Original Eagles Members:

Glenn Frey - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Don Henley - drums, guitar, vocals
Bernie Leadon - guitar, mandolin, banjo
Randy Meisner - bass

Significant Eagles Facts:

  • Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the biggest selling album of all time
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Released six studio albums, and nine live albums and compilations between 1972 and 2003
  • Released 21 singles, all of which made the U.S. singles charts

Early Eagles History:

Glen Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner were backup players for Linda Ronstadt in 1971 when they decided to form their own group. Their early sound was a combination of country music and Surf Rock. Their first album, released in 1972, was a million-seller. Guitarist-vocalist Don Felder was added in 1974. Joe Walsh replaced Leadon in 1975, and Timothy B. Schmit replaced Randy Meisner in 1977.

Eagles Then and Now:

After recording five more albums, the band broke up in 1980, and band members pursued solo careers with varying degrees of success. The band reunited in 1994 for a tour and live album, and they have toured sporadically since.

Their 2007 release, Long Road Out Of Eden was their first new studio album since 1979.

Essential Eagles CD:

Their Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975
In addition to being the biggest selling album of all time (28-million) this album showcases the diverse musical styles the group employed.
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