Eagles: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Eagles: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Eagles. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Eagles. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Genres: Rock – Country rock – Soft rock – Folk rock

Members: Glenn Frey – Don Henley – Bernie Leadon – Randy Meisner

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Early Start

  • The founding members of Linda Ronstadt’s band were Glenn Frey and Don Henley, who were recruited by her manager John Boylan in early 1971.
  • With Shiloh, Henley moved to Los Angeles to record an album produced by Kenny Rogers, and Frey formed Longbranch Pennywhistle from Michigan.
  • It was at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1970 that they met and became acquainted with each other through their mutual record label, Amos Records.
  • Ronstadt’s summer tour promoting Silk Purse included Randy Meisner, who had been playing with Ricky Nelson’s backing band, the Stone Canyon Band, and Bernie Leadon, a veteran of the Flying Burrito Brothers.



Career Journey

  • 1972: Eagles was a breakthrough success, yielding three Top 40 singles and the first single and lead track was “Take It Easy”.
  • 1975: The Eagles launched their fourth studio album, One of These Nights.
  • 1976: Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was released which became the highest-selling album of the 20th century in the United States where 38 million copies of it went out.
  • 1977: The Eagles’ second single was the title track, which topped the charts and became their signature song with lead vocals by Henley and a guitar duet by Felder and Walsh.
  • 1981: Walsh released There Goes the Neighborhood.
  • 1982: They launched their first album, No Fun Aloud, which housed the 15th hit “The One You Love”.
  • 1984: The Allnighter included the number 20 hit “Sexy Girl” which soared to the second highest spot on the charts with “The Heat Is On” from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack.
  • 1985: “You Belong to the City” from the Miami Vice soundtrack, which featured another Frey song, “Smuggler’s Blues” came out to the public.
  • 1993: An Eagles country tribute album, titled Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, was released 13 years after the breakup. T
  • 1994: Schmit and Walsh performed with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band and were featured on the live video from Montreux Jazz Festival.
  • 1998: The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 2003: The Very Best Of, which is a two-disc compilation that encompassed their entire career from Eagles to Hell Freezes Over and aced to the number 3 on the Billboard charts, was released
  • 2004: Don Felder was fired from the Eagles.
  • 2005: The Eagles released a new 2-DVD set, Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne, spawning two new songs: Frey’s “No More Cloudy Days” and Walsh’s “One Day at a Time.”
  • 2007: Long Road Out of Eden, their first album of all-new material was launched.
  • 2008: The second single of Long Road Out of Eden was released entitled, “Busy Being Fabulous”, which made it to number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart at number 12.
  • 2013: The Eagles released History of the Eagles, a career-spanning documentary.
  • 2016: Singer Glenn Frey passed away at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City at the age of 67.
  • 2018: A tribute album to Dan Fogelberg was released in autumn 2017 by the band without Glenn Frey, entitled A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg.
  • 2019: Hotel California was performed in its entirety at three concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in September and October.
  • 2020: Six cities will be included in the Hotel California 2020 Tour.



Awards & Recognition

  • 6 out of 18 Grammy Awards nominations
  • inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • four-time Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year nominees (1976, 1977, 2008 and 2009)
  • Recording Industry of America honored the group with the Best Selling Album of the Century for Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)
  • inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • ranked number 34 on Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • After knowing that Hopis Indian tribe has high regard to eagles, Bernie Leadon thought of the name “Eagles” for the band.
  • They started as a back-up band to Linda Ronstadt and later on Linda did the cover of their song Desperado.
  • The Eagles won with a score of 15-8 in a softball game with Rolling Stones editorial staff.




Artist’s Favorites

                                         Glenn Frey
Artist:  Jimmy Buffett
Eagles Album:  One of These Nights
Fruit:  Lemon, Chico
Destinations:  Macau and Siem Reap
Color:  Floral White, Middle Purple
Sports:  Soccer



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Eagles:

Hotel California – 2013 Remaster

Length: 6:31

Release: 1976

Opening Lyrics:

On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

More Songs to Listen to:

Eagles: Top 5 Songs



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