The rock band that has won millions of hearts and fans who keep swooning around them is none other than the most awesome 'The Eagles'. The Eagles comprise of the highly multi-talented Glenn Frey (vocals, guitars), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). Their 5th band member guitarist Don Felder has joined the group during the release of “On the Border” in the year 1974. It was a sudden midway entry during the recording of the album.
In the year 1977, Meisner left the band and got replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. In the year 1980 July, The Eagles disbanded, but later they reunited in the year 1994 for their comeback live album "Hell Freezes Over" which had new studio tracks.
The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands in the world by having a record sale of 150 million records of which a 100 million is in the United States alone. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was the best-selling album of the 20th century. They are the fifth-highest selling music act and the highest selling American Band in the history of the United States. Their popularity is widespread and so well known that it can be seen in their awards and accolades too. They successfully possess 6 Grammy Awards and 5 American Music Awards. They have 5 number one singles and 6 number one albums. They were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. In the year 1998, Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The album “Hotel California” was ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States, and also it is ranked 37th in the Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. The band was ranked in the 75th list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time as well.
They gave a kick-start success with three singles of their debut album in the year 1972, “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and they were placed in the Top 40 singles. In their 1975 album "One of These Nights" there were three top 10 singles “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit” which hit on top of the charts. The Eagles continued their success and reached their commercial peak in late 1976 which made the band sell more than 16 million copies alone in the U.S and 32 million worldwide.
Their first studio album "The Long Run" was released in 2007 after 28 years which had three top 10 singles named “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run” and “I Can”t Tell You Why”. In support of the album, The Eagles launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour. Then later in the year 2013, The Eagles began the extended History of the Eagles Tour along with the documentary release of the band named as the History of the Eagles.
The death of Glenn Frey on January 2016 completely changed the whole band. The band was devastated, and even during many interviews, Don Henley stated that the band would never be able to perform again.
The band eventually continued performing from the year 2017 with the inclusion of Glenn Frey’s son Deacon Frey as a guest musician. He was like a ray of light for them which made them come back in remembrance of Glenn. Along with Frey Jr., there is another guest performer known as Vince Gill who plays for the band.