Formed in 1971, The Eagles are a world famous American rock band which originated in California. The band has produced several number one hit singles: One of These Nights, Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, The Best of My Love and New Kid in Town. A multi Grammy Award winning band, they were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Considered one of the best bands of all time, there was no one who sold more records than The Eagles when they were in their prime and even today they are busy giving concerts to their fans.
Their albums have been chart busters, with two albums ranked among the twenty bestselling albums in America. Legends in the music industry, an Eagles concert should not be missed. So hurry up and book your Eagles tickets now.
A brain child of Glenn Frey, the initial line up of the band comprised Glenn Frey (Guitars and vocals), Don Henley (Drummer and vocals), Bernie Leadon (Guitarist), and Randy Meisner (bassist). The band signed on with Asylum records and produced their eponymous debut album “Eagles” in 1972. The first album gave hits like “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Witchy Woman”. Their second album “Desperado” was not that successful, containing music that did not strike a chord with the general public, although it could be considered an artistic achievement. The band however did not let that stop them and came out with two new albums, each of which contained several hits. Despite the fact that it underwent lineup changes, the bands popularity continued to grow and they slowly became musical superstars. The band disbanded in 1980, but reunited in 1994, going on to produce one more studio album, “Long Road Out of Eden” in 2007.
The band’s flagship album, the one they will always be remembered for is “Hotel California”. With the release of the album in 1976, the band moved on from superstars to legends. It sold sixteen million copies in the U.S. alone and over 32 million copies worldwide. Topping music charts worldwide, the band won two Grammy awards for "Hotel California" and "New Kid in Town". Firmly establishing the Eagles as the number one band in the US, the album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Following the release of the album, the band became a household name in the US. The song “Hotel California” from the album is rightfully considered by some experts to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time. It is ranked forty ninth on “Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, which is a huge achievement in itself.
One of the world’s best-selling bands of all time the numbers for the Eagles are staggering. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide. Of these 100 million were sold in the US alone. Their two best selling albums “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” and “Hotel California”, rank among the 20 best selling albums in US history. The band has produced seven number one singles and six number one albums. In the process they won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. To sum up, in terms of highest selling musicians overall, they are ranked fifth but are the highest selling American band of all time. In other words, they are legends. The band is touring again this year. Titled “History of the Eagles Tour”, band member Don Henley suggested it might very well be their last tour. So do not miss the chance to catch this legendary band perform live again and hurry up and book your Eagles tickets.