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Jan 31, 2016, 2:31 PM |



They started out as Linda Ronstadt's backup band in 1971.Their Greatest Hits album is the best selling album of all time. They were the first band to charge over $100 for arena shows. They did it on their 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour, and when fans paid the price, other acts like The Rolling Stones followed suit.Although The Eagles are usually identified with the West Coast music scene, only Schmit was born in California.

Walsh can be seen as a prisoner in the final scene of the movie The Blues Brothers.

They have never done an endorsement deal or let their music be used for commercial use

When Henley married Sharon Summerall in 1995, performers at the wedding included Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, and Sheryl Crow.

Bernie Leadon went on to form RUN C&W, a band that plays Motown in a Bluegrass Style. They released two albums. 

Joe Walsh was asked to join in 1976 when Bernie Leadon left. He had previously played in the hard rock band The James Gang who had released four albums, two of which who went gold. He added a harder edge to the Eagles' sound and helped write the hits "Hotel California" and "The Long Run."

Eagles-Ultimate Eagles-The Last Resort

Don Henley wrote the lyrics about how people from the Eastern United States ruined the West early on. They killed the Native Americans, and the more West America goes, the more commercial it gets. 


In a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone, Henley said: "The Last Resort, on Hotel California, is still one of my favorite songs... That's because I care more about the environment than about writing songs about drugs or love affairs or excesses of any kind. The gist of the song was that when we find something good, we destroy it by our presence - by the very fact that man is the only animal on earth that is capable of destroying his environment. The environment is the reason I got into politics: to try to do something about what I saw as the complete destruction of most of the resources that we have left. We have mortgaged our future for gain and greed."



She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island

Where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air.

She packed her hopes and dreams like a refugee,

Just as her father came across the sea.

She heard about a place people were smilin',

They spoke about the red man's way, how they loved the land.

And they came from everywhere to the Great Divide

Seeking a place to stand or a place to hide.

Down in the crowded bars out for a good time,

Can't wait to tell you all what it's like up there.

And they called it paradise, I don't know why.

Somebody laid the mountains low while the town got high.

Then the chilly winds blew down across the desert,

Through the canyons of the coast to the Malibu

Where the pretty people play hungry for power

To light their neon way and give them things to do.

Some rich man came and raped the land, nobody caught 'em,

Put up a bunch of ugly boxes and, Jesus, people bought 'em.

And they called it paradise, the place to be,

They watched the hazy sun sinking in the sea.

You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina

Just like the missionaries did so many years ago.

They even brought a neon sign 'Jesus is Coming',

Brought the white man's burden down, brought the white man's reign.

Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine?

Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here.

We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds

In the name of destiny and in the name of God.

And you can see them there on Sunday morning

Stand up and sing about what it's like up there.

They called it paradise, I don't know why.

You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye.