The History of Eagles

"Hotel California" released by The Eagles

The Eagles released “Hotel California” on December 8th, 1976 and now it is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time and also one of the biggest selling. However prior to recording “Hotel California” The Eagles found themselves in a strange place. “Hotel California” was the first the band made without founding member Bernie Leadon, he was replaced by Joe Walsh after resigning by pouring beer over Glenn Frey in late 1975. They were also recording while touring and, contrary to their carefully crafted laid-back image, driving themselves into the ground with their back breaking schedule and in-fighting.