Eagles | Artist

Eagles | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Gender_Male, Genre_Country, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

The Eagles are an American rock band formed 1971 in Los Angeles by Don Henley (vocals, drums, guitar), Glenn Frey (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Randy Meisner (bass, vocals), and Bernie Leadon (guitar, vocals, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar). Don Felder (guitar, vocals, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar) replaced Bernie Leadon in 1975, Joe Walsh (guitar, keyboards, vocals) came aboard in 1976, and Timothy B. Schmit (bass, vocals) replaced Randy Meisner in 1977. With five number one singles, six number one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s in North America. The band started out when Frey, Henley, Leadon and Meisner were recruited by Linda Ronstadt as band members, some touring with her, and all playing on her third solo album, before venturing out on their own on David Geffen's new Asylum Records label. All the members had previously played in country rock outfits, Henley in the Shilohs, Meisner with Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band and Poco, Leadon with the Flying Burrito Bros, Schmit with Poco and lastly, Joe Walsh with the James Gang and as a solo artist in his own right. In a career spanning nearly fifty years, the Eagles only released seven studio albums plus three live albums. Their first five studio albums are standouts: Eagles, Desperado, On the Border, One of These Nights and Hotel California. The band's sound started out with strong country influences, then became more mainstream rock sounding over time, but always featuring their characteristic vocal harmonising and country-edged instrumentation. As recording artists, the Eagles are one of the world's best selling bands, having sold more than 200 million records, including 100 million sold in U.S alone. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and were ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Artist Website: eagles.com

Featured Albums: Eagles

Related Artists: Poco, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Flying Burrito Bros, Linda Ronstadt

Video Clips: Take it Easy, Hotel California, Early Bird

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