Emerging from the Los Angeles folk and country music scene, the Eagles are one of one of the world’s biggest-selling and culturally significant American bands in history. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1972 and featured numerous chart-topping hits, such as “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”
Throughout the decade, the Eagles consistently scored with a string of massively popular songs, including “Already Gone,” “Best Of My Love,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It To The Limit,” “New Kid In Town,” “Hotel California,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Heartache Tonight,” “The Long Run,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” and countless others that have truly become a soundtrack of a generation.
The band’s most recent album, 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden debuted at #1 and became the year’s best-selling album by a group.
The group has remained popular into the present, leading to numerous highly successful world tours in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, China, South Africa, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and more.
The most recent tour, History of the Eagles tour, which followed the release of their critically acclaimed documentary of the same name, launched in July 2013 and sold out arenas in the U.S., Canada and Europe and drew more than 1,100,000 fans throughout the following 12 months.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in December.
Eagles founder Glenn Frey succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia and died on January 18, 2016.