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The Eagles Brief Biography

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The Eagles are one of America's biggest ever rock groups. Founded in 1971, they quickly earnt a reputation as a gifted group of songwriters and musicians, and almost without argument were the leading exponents of both folk rock and country rock in the 1970s.

Embracing a different America (their 'Desperado' album was appropriately titled), The Eagles were especially interested in Native American culture, and they had gifted songwriters within the group, and without, including Jackson Browne.

The original line-up of The Eagles was former Flying Burrito Brothers guitarist Bernie Leadon, Poco bassist Randy Meisner, Texas-born drummer Don Henley, and ex-Motown man Glenn Frey. Star guitarists Don Felder and Leadon's replacement Joe Walsh joined in the mid-1970s, when the gentle style of The Eagles expanded into something heavier, with the classic 'Hotel California' coming out at this time.

The Eagles effectively ended in 1982, but have returned to some acclaim in the 21st century. Their albums of note include 'Desperado' and 'Hotel California', and their most famous songs include 'Peaceful Easy Feeling', 'Take It Easy', 'Hotel California', 'Lyin' Eyes', 'One Of These Nights', and 'Take It To The Limit'.

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The Eagles Discography

Hit Singles (and US and UK chart positions)
1972 Take It Easy #12 US
1972 Witchy Woman #9 US
1972 Peaceful Easy Feeling #22 US
1973 Tequila Sunrise #64 US
1973 Outlaw Man #59 US
1974 Already Gone #32 US
1974 Best Of My Love #1 US
1974 James Dean #77 US
1975 One Of These Nights #1 US, #23 UK
1975 Lyin' Eyes #2 US, #23 UK
1975 Take It To The Limit #4 US, #12 UK
1976 New Kid In Town #1 US, #20 UK
1977 Hotel California #1 US, #8 UK
1977 Life In The Fast Lane #11 US
1978 Please Come Home For Christmas #18 US, #30 UK
1979 Heartache Tonight #1 US, #40 UK
1979 The Long Run #8 US
1980 I Can't Tell You Why #8 US
1980 Seven Bridges Road #21 US
1994 Get Over It #31 US
1994 Love Will Keep Us Alive #1 (Adult Contemporary) US
2003 Hole In The World #5 US

Studio Albums (and US and UK chart positions)
1972 Eagles #22 US
1973 Desperado #41 US, #39 UK
1974 On The Border #17 US, #28 UK
1975 One Of These Nights #1 US, #8 UK
1976 Hotel California #1 US, #2 UK
1979 The Long Run #1 US, #4 UK
2007 Long Road Out Of Eden #1 US, #1 UK

Compilation/Live Albums (and US and UK chart positions)
1976 Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) #1 US, #2 UK
1980 Eagles Live #6 US, #24 UK
1982 The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 #52 US
1984 The Best Of The Eagles (European compilation) #8 UK
1994 The Very Best Of The Eagles (European compilation) #4 UK
1994 Hell Freezes Over (live album) #1 US, #18 UK
2000 Selected Works: 1972-1999 (box set) #109 US
2001 The Very Best Of The Eagles (European compilation) #3 UK
2003 The Very Best Of The Eagles #3 US, #27 UK (called The Complete Greatest Hits in Europe)

N.B. All Eagles albums went platinum in the US - including compilation and live albums.

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