The Eagles formed in the early 1970's after the flower power generation lost its identity. Hordes of musicians looking to escape the San Francisco sound set up shop in the Laurel Canyon area of Southern California. The Byrds a late 60's psychedelic outfit were leading the charge for this new musical environment fusing rock, country and bluegrass music. Founding members Glenn Frey and Don Henley were involved as a backing musicians for Linda Ronstant, and continued writing together searching for a new musical identity. Glenn, as a nod to the the Byrds chose the name Eagles for his new group writing songs and experimenting with banjo and mandolin and other acoustic instruments forging a new element in rock music. Some of the bands early hits include "Witchy Woman", "Take it Easy", and "Peaceful Easy Feeling". The early success of these songs catapulted them into superstardom. As the decade moved forward so did the sound of the Eagles. Adding a heavy rock element with Don Felder and Joe Walsh the band scored big with massive hits, "Life in The Fast Lane", "Victim of Love" and "Hotel California". Their Next record "The Long Run" was recorded over a 2 years span filled with arguments, and strife. The resulting outcome was a Top Ten album featuring the hits "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run" and "I Can't tell you Why". This difficult recording process proved to be too much and the band broke up that same year. It wasn't until 14 years later that the band reunited and embarked on a subsequent 3 year tour, Hell Freezes over. 2007's Long road out of Eden, is the bands first release in 27 years. Guitarist Don Felder was an integral part of the reunion but has since embarked on his own solo career once again. Current Members include Henley and Frey along with Joe Walsh and bassist Timothy B Schimt.
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