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The Eagles were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.

Randy Herman Meisner is a retired American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of Poco and the Eagles.

The Eagles Perform "Take It Easy" by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by d*ck Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

Eagles - Take It Easy by class1cjamz

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At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

The Recording Industry Association of America is a continental North and South American trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.

"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977.

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Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits and 32 million copies of Hotel California.

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"Their Greatest Hits " was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

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The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", and "Peaceful Easy Feeling".

"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals.

Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre.

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Their next album, Desperado, was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40.

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However, the album contained two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise".

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They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as its fifth member midway through the recording of the album.

Donald William "Don" Felder is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work as a lead guitarist for the Eagles from 1973 until 2001.

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The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love".

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Their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts.

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The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide.

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The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California".

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They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", and "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

"Heartache Tonight" is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J. D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles.

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The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album h*ll Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks.

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They toured consistently and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a hall of fame and museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album.

Long Road Out of Eden is the seventh and final studio album by American rock band the Eagles, released in 2007 on Lost Highway Records.

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The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album.

The Long Road Out of Eden Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the Eagles, whose beginning coincided with the release of their 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden.

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In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles.

History of the Eagles is a 2013 two-part authorized documentary about the career of the American rock group the Eagles, directed by Alison Ellwood and co-produced by Alex Gibney.

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