Eagles History, Collection and Timeline

Eagles’ history:

1971:

  • Glenn Frey and Don Henley meet and form a musical duo in Los Angeles. Both had been professional backup musicians.
  • Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner join Frey and Henley to form the Eagles.
  • Eagles sign record deal with Asylum Records.
Eagles History, Collection and Timeline
Eagles History, Collection and Timeline

1972:

  • Eagles self-titled debut album released. Generates hits “Take It Easy” and “Witchy Woman.”

1973-1974:

  • Eagles shift from initial country-rock sound to harder rock on album On the Border.
  • Don Felder joins the band in 1974, adding signature guitar duals with Frey.

1975:

  • Eagles release majorly successful album One of These Nights. Hits include “Lyin’ Eyes” and title track.
  • Lead guitarist Bernie Leadon quits due to creative differences and fatigue with band’s changing musical direction.
  • Joe Walsh brought in to replace Leadon, contributing harder rock sound.

1976:

  • Eagles release legendary Hotel California album, which sells over 32 million copies worldwide. Hit singles include “New Kid in Town” and iconic title track.
  • Band undertakes massive world tour riddled with tensions and infighting among members.

1977:

  • Bassist Randy Meisner quits mid-tour due to exhaustion and conflicts. Timothy B. Schmit takes over on bass guitar/vocals.

1980:

  • After difficult recording sessions and tour for The Long Run, Don Felder is fired from the band after altercation with Frey.
  • Group disbands acrimoniously.

1994:

  • Eagles reunite with core 1970s lineup for Hell Freezes Over album and tour, patching up differences.

1998-2001:

  • Group continues touring, sets ticket sales records. Don Felder sues and departs.

2007-2008:

  • Eagles release Long Road Out of Eden, first studio album since 1979, and embark on world tour.

2016:

  • Founding member Glenn Frey dies at age 67, leaving band’s future uncertain.

2017-Present:

  • Eagles continue touring with additions of Glenn Frey’s son Deacon and country artist Vince Gill.

Eagles Member:

Current Members:

  1. Don Henley: Lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, rhythm guitar (1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present).
  2. Joe Walsh: Lead and rhythm guitars, backing and lead vocals, keyboards (1975–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present).
  3. Timothy B. Schmit: Bass guitar, backing and lead vocals, harmonica (1977–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present).
  4. Deacon Frey: Rhythm and lead guitars, lead and backing vocals (2017–2022, 2023–present; occasional guest 2022–2023).
  5. Vince Gill: Rhythm and lead guitars, backing and lead vocals (2017–present).

Current Touring Musicians:

  1. Scott F. Crago: Drums, percussion (1994–2016, 2017–present).
  2. Steuart Smith: Lead and rhythm guitars, mandolin, backing vocals (2001–2016, 2017–present).
  3. Will Hollis: Keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals (2001–2015, 2017–present).
  4. Michael Thompson: Piano, keyboards, accordion, backing vocals (2001–2015, 2017–present).

Former Members:

  1. Glenn Frey: Lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards, harmonica (1971–1980, 1994–2016; deceased).
  2. Bernie Leadon: Lead and rhythm guitars, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, dobro, backing and lead vocals (1971–1975, 2013–2016; one-off in 1998).
  3. Randy Meisner: Bass guitar, backing and lead vocals, rhythm guitar, guitarrón (1971–1977; one-off in 1998; deceased 2023).
  4. Don Felder: Lead and rhythm guitars, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, organ, backing and lead vocals (1974–1980, 1994–2001).

Former Touring Musicians:

  1. Joe Vitale: Drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals (1977–1980).
  2. John Corey: Piano, backing vocals, percussion, additional guitars (1994, 2017–2018).
  3. Timothy Drury: Keyboards, vocals, additional guitars (1994–1999).
  4. Al Garth: Saxophone, violin, percussion (1994–2012).
  5. Bill Armstrong: Trumpet (2005–2010; deceased).
  6. Chris Mostert: Tenor saxophone, alto saxophone (2005–2010).
  7. Greg Smith: Baritone saxophone (2005–2010).
  8. Les Lovitt: Trumpet (2010).
  9. Richard F. W. Davis: Keyboards, backing vocals (2007–2015).
  10. Will Henley: Rhythm guitar (2018).

Studio albums

Awards and Honors:

  1. Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
  2. Four-time nominees for the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year in 1976, 1977, 2008, and 2009.
  3. Awarded the Best Selling Album of the Century for “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” by the Recording Industry of America on December 7, 1999.
  4. Induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.
  5. Ranked number 34 on Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003.
  6. Selected for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, postponed to 2016 due to Glenn Frey’s health issues. Glenn Frey passed away a month later.

Grammy Awards:

  • Total nominations: 18
  • Total wins: 6

Detailed Grammy Awards History:

  1. 1973: “Eagles” – Best New Artist (Nominated).
  2. 1976: “Lyin’ Eyes” – Record of the Year (Nominated), Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Won).
  3. 1976: “One of These Nights” – Album of the Year (Nominated).
  4. 1978: “Hotel California” – Album of the Year (Nominated), Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Nominated), Record of the Year (Won).
  5. 1978: “New Kid in Town” – Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices (Won).
  6. 1980: “Heartache Tonight” – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Won).
  7. 1996: “Hotel California” (Hell Freezes Over version) (Nominated).
  8. 1996: “Love Will Keep Us Alive” – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Nominated).
  9. 1996: “Hell Freezes Over” – Best Pop Vocal Album (Nominated).
  10. 2004: “Hole in the World” – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Nominated).
  11. 2008: “How Long” – Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Won).
  12. 2009: “Long Road Out of Eden” – Best Pop Vocal Album (Nominated), “I Dreamed There Was No War” – Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Won), “Long Road Out of Eden” – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Nominated), “Waiting in the Weeds” – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Nominated).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band)

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