Considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, the Eagles have
sold well over 120 million albums all over the world, with 5 of their
albums having made it to number 1. The band first came together in 1971
in Los Angeles California. At that time, the band consisted of Don
Henley, Randy Meisner, Glenn Fry, and Bernie Leadon, and actually was
not officially considering themselves as a rock band. They only had come
together because they were recruited by John Boylan, who at that time
was manager for country rock singer Linda Ronstadt. That original group
actually played live together only once. That was in July of 1971, when
they backed Linda Ronstadt during a concert that took place in at
Disneyland. Linda was impressed with the band, and decided to use them
on her 1971 album "Linda Ronstadt". After the album, Linda Ronstadt
encouraged the band to form a group themselves. The band signed with
newly established record label Asylum Records.
Much to the shock of the music world, the Eagles broke up in 1980. There have been many theories as to why the band broke up. Some say jealousy. Others say that they wanted to pursue their own solo careers. Certainly, the fact that the band began to fight was no secret. It became notoriously obvious during a concert in Long Beach California in July of 1980 when during the concert, Glenn Fry and Don Felder made threats to do physical harm to each other.
After the band broke up, a live album was released in November of 1980, though none of the band members were physically together to mix it. IN 1994, much to a greater shock to the music world, the Eagles reunited and release their "Hell Freezes Over" Album which sold over 6 million copies. The band released three other albums and is currently on tour in Europe. They were inducted in the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.