The classic documentary ‘History Of The Eagles’ is still the definitive word on the Californian country-rock icons. Here’s what it teaches us.
Fuelled by classic songwriting that popularised country-rock, the best Eagles albums contain some of the most iconic music ever recorded.
Bringing the curtain down on Eagles’ first phase, ‘Eagles Live’ captures why they were one of the most popular bands of the 70s.
Recorded while under pressure to follow ‘Hotel California’, ‘The Long Run’ became Eagles’ final studio album for almost 30 years.
From iconic band portraits to striking evocations of decadence, the best Eagles album covers defined the country-rock heroes’ career.
Described by Glenn Frey as ‘a quantum leap’, the ‘One Of These Nights’ album took Eagles one step closer to ‘Hotel California’.
Inspired by stories about Wild West outlaws, Eagles recorded ‘Desperado’, a ‘brilliant move’ that gave the band ‘an identity’.
Establishing Eagles as ‘a raw and funky presence’ in the country-rock scene, ‘On The Border’ paved the way for the group’s late 70s classics.
The ‘spark plug’ behind Eagles’ greatest songs, Glenn Frey captured the spirit of southern California and captivated listeners worldwide.
A song about ‘excess in America’, Hotel California kicked off one of Eagles’ finest albums – a record that has sold over 32 million copies.
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