Timothy B Schmit
There’s a reason the Eagles’ “best of” album was the first album ever to be certified platinum.
This Southern California country rock band gave rock a litany of hits: “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Witchy Woman,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “The Best of My Love,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California” and we could go on.
Jimmy Buffett Inducts the Eaglesat the 1998 Induction Ceremony
Jimmy Buffett Inducts the Eagles00:05:29
Eagles acceptance speeches00:11:18
Eagles perform "Hotel California"00:06:41
Eagles perform "Take It Easy"
Hall of Fame Essay
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.
they put their thumb on the pulse of popular music
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