The Eagles 1973 Caricature


The Eagles Caricature 1973. Pre-concert photo of the band on March 10, 1973 at Sporthal de Vliegermolen, Voorburg, Netherlands, on their “Desperado” tour.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals).

In the summer of 1971, while touring as Linda Ronstadt’s guitar player and drummer, Frey and Henley decided to form a band together and informed Ronstadt of their intention.
They recruited Randy Meisner, who was the bass player from bands Poco and Ricky Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band along with Bernie Leadon, a veteran of the Flying Burrito Brothers to complete the lineup. The four were signed in September 1971 to Asylum Records, the new label started by David Geffen, who was introduced to Frey by Jackson Browne.
Leadon is credited with originating the name of “Eagles” for the band during a peyote and tequila-influenced group outing in the Mojave Desert, when he recalled reading about the Hopis’ reverence for the eagle.

The group’s eponymous debut album was recorded in England in February 1972 with producer Glyn Johns. Johns was impressed by the harmony singing of the band, and he has been credited with shaping the band into “the country-rock band with those high-flyin’ harmonies.” Released on June 1, 1972, “Eagles” was a breakthrough success, yielding three Top 40 singles.
“Take It Easy” (co-written by Jackson Browne), “Witchy Woman” and the soft country rock ballad “Peacefully Easy Feeling” launched the band to instant success.
Their follow up album, “Desperado” produced two more hits, “Tequila Sunrise” and “Desperado”.

Subsequent albums along with several member changes (Don Felder/Joe Walsh/Timothy B. Schmidt) produced hits such as: “Already Gone”, “Best Of My Love”, “One Of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “Take It To The Limit” and “Seven Bridges Road”.

“Hotel California”, released on December 8, 1976, was the band’s fifth studio album and the first to feature Walsh. The album took a year and a half to complete, a process which, along with touring, drained the band. The album’s first single, “New Kid in Town,” became the Eagles’ third number-one single. The song “Hotel California”, the title track, topped the charts in May 1977 and became the Eagles’ signature song.
The album won Grammys for “Record of the Year” (“Hotel California”) and “Best Arrangement for Voices” (“New Kid in Town”). Hotel California topped the charts and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammy Awards, but lost to Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”.
In early 1976, the band released their first compilation album, “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)”. The album became the highest-selling album of the 20th century in the United States.

The Eagles broke up in 1980, but after a 14 year hiatus, re-established the band with 1994 “Hell Freezes Over” tour and have been recording and touring ever since.
With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970’s and greatest bands of all time.

Following the death of Glenn Frey in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing in 2017 with guest musicians Deacon Frey (son of Glenn) and Vince Gill.

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