Although most of the band's members had come from elsewhere, the Eagles epitomized the particular 1970s L.A. rock sound with its slick production and tinges of country and folk. At the close of the 20th century, two of the Eagles' four #1 albums--their 1975 greatest hits disk and "Hotel California"--still ranked among the ten all-time bestselling albums. Having performed in other groups and worked as backup musicians for Linda Ronstadt and Bob Seeger, the members of the Eagles came together in 1971. The group's first two albums went gold, but it wasn't until the single "The Best of My Love" reached the top of the charts in 1975 that the Eagles reached superstar status. "Hotel California," released in 1976, earned platinum status in only a week and went on to sell more than 10 million copies. But it took until September 1979 for the group to release their next album, "The Long Run." Two of the singles from that album, "I Can't Tell You Why" and "The Long Run," reached the Top 10 and "Heartache Tonight" hit #1 as well as earning a Grammy for Best Performance by a Rock Group or Duo.

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  • Title: Record:Eagles: The Long Run
  • Creator: Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Date Created: 1979
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Subject Keywords: Eagles
  • Type: Entertainment and Music
  • Medium: vinyl, printed cardboard, printed paper
  • Object ID: 101.582