“At the end of the day, it was and still is about the music.” - Don Henley
Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.
The Legends of Rock & Roll series is about the music we have listened to over the past fifty years. This is a mini-biography of the band Eagles, but even more importantly, it's about the music that was created; the songs that built a generation.
The Eagles are the best selling American band in history. How did they start? What backgrounds did they come from? Did you know that at one time or another there were seven different guys who could call themselves an Eagle?
This is the story of the band and it is the story of each of the members and how they came to be Eagles and how it all fell apart at one point, only to come back together later.
This is the Eagles.
This is an unauthorized fan tribute.
Inside you'll find:
Introduction - My feelings about The Eagles in general and a kick-off for the book.
The Beginning of a Band - Setting the stage. How the original four got together?
Don Henley - a look at the life of Don Henley before the Eagles.
Glenn Frey - a look at the life of Glenn Frey before the Eagles.
Randy Meisner - a look at the life of Randy Meisner before the Eagles.
Bernie Leadon - a look at the life of Bernie Leadon before the Eagles.
Becoming a Super Group - How did the Eagles get their name? The genesis of the group.
“Eagles” (The Album) - They release their first album, the self-titled "Eagles".
“Desperado”- Album number two did not do that well.
“On the Border”- Unhappy with the sales of "Desparado" they changed their producer and their sound.
Don Felder - a look at the life of Don Felder before the Eagles.
Girls, Drugs, and Rock & Roll - It seems you can't be a rock and roll artist unless you're into the big three.
“One of These Nights” - Album number four turned them into a supergroup.
Joe Walsh - a look at the life of Joe Walsh before the Eagles.
“Hotel California” - Then album number five solidified their status. They became the biggest selling American band in history.
Trashing Hotels - No, not the name of their next album. This is about the damage that was done to hotels where they stayed.
Discord Among the Ranks - After almost ten years together, friction began to appear between the members.
Timothy B Schmit - a look at the life of Timothy B Schmit before the Eagles.
“The Long Run” - Album number six would be their last for 28 years.
The Long Vacation - The Eagles did not break up, they took a long vacation from each other.
The Solo Years of Don Henley - What did Don Henley do after the breakup.
The Solo Years of Glenn Frey - What did Glenn Frey do next?
The Solo Years of the Others - A review of the solo careers of the other five members of the band.
“Hell Freezes Over” - Don Henley said the Eagles would get back together when Hell freezes over.
“Long Road Out of Eden” - Their seventh and last album (so far).
Legacy of The Eagles - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist or band.
Afterword - My closing thoughts.
Selected Discography - A list of the major works by The Eagles.