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1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Eagles Onstage at the Induction Ceremony


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    Jimmy Buffet
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Hall of Fame Essay


Parke Puterbaugh

The Eagles soared above the rapidly changing landscape of America in the Seventies, casting the social mores of those high-flying years into keenly observed songs that everyone came to know by heart. 

In their flight across a decade that they defined as authoritatively as any band, the Eagles mirrored the larger changes tak­ing place in society. They began as wide-eyed innocents with a country-rock pedigree and ended as  purveyors of grandiose, dark-themed albums chronicling a world of excess and seduction that had begun spinning seriously out of control.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1998
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they put their thumb on the pulse of popular music

Jimmy Buffet



Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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