The Eagles

* The Eagles  are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (lead guitar, lead vocals),  Don Henley  (drums, lead vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, * Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)  and * Hotel California , were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in  Rolling Stone's list of " The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time " and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time .
 
The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.
 
The band released their debut album, * Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: *" Take It Easy ," *" Witchy Woman ," and *" Peaceful Easy Feeling ." Their next album, * Desperado  (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: *" Desperado " and *" Tequila Sunrise. " The band released * On the Borde r in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: *" Already Gone " and their first number one, *" Best of My Love ."
 
Their 1975 album * One of These Nights  included three top 10 singles: *" One of These Nights ," *" Lyin' Eyes ," and *" Take It to the Limit ," the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh also joined the band in 1975. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, *" New Kid in Town " and *" Hotel California ." They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with * The Long Run , which spawned three top 10 singles: *" Heartache Tonight ," *" The Long Run, " and *" I Can't Tell You Why ," the lead single being another chart-topping hit.
 
The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They toured consistently and were inducted into the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, * History of the Eagles .

On January 18, 2016, founding member
Glenn Frey died in the Washington Heights 
section of New York City at the age of 67,
leaving Don Henley as the only remaining
original member. According to the band's
website, the causes of his death were 
rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis,
and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery.
  
At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February, the Eagles, joined by Leadon, touring guitarist Steuart Smith, and co-writer Jackson Browne, performed "Take It Easy" in honor of Frey. In subsequent interviews, Henley stated that he didn't think the band would perform again. However, in March 2017, it was announced that the band would be headlining the Classic West and Classic East concert events in July 2017, which were organized by their manager Irving Azoff. Don Henley confirmed on May 16, 2017 that Glenn Frey's son Deacon would be performing in Glenn's place, along with another "surprise musician." It was subsequently announced that Vince Gill would perform with the Eagles at the July concerts. At the Classic West concert on July 15, the band was joined by  Bob Seger  who sang "Heartache Tonight", which he co-wrote. Deacon Frey was noted for his composure and precision
  





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