In the documentary, Felder claimed that he had been promised the lead vocal on "Victim of Love", for which he had written most of the music. After many unproductive attempts to record Felder's vocal, band manager Irving Azoff was delegated to take Felder out for a meal, removing him from the mix while Don Henley overdubbed his lead vocal.
Hotel California appeared at number 37 on Rolling Stone ' s list of the best albums of all time,  and is the band's best-selling studio album, with more than 26 million copies sold in the U.
The huge worldwide tour in support of the album further drained the band members and strained their personal and creative relationships. Hotel California is the last album to feature founding member Randy Meisner, who abruptly left the band after the tour. The Eagles had been touring continuously for eleven months; the band was suffering from the strain of the tour, and Meisner's stomach ulcers had flared up by the time they arrived in Knoxville in June After the incident, Meisner was frozen out from the band,  and he decided to leave the group at the end of the tour and return to Nebraska to be with his family.
His last performance was in East Troy, Wisconsinon September 3, Schmitafter agreeing that Schmit was the only candidate. Inthe group, minus Don Felder, performed instrumental work and backing vocals Leon Haywood - Its The Last Time (Vinyl) Randy Newman 's album Little Criminalsincluding " Short People ", which has backup vocals by Frey and Schmit.
The Eagles went into the recording studio in to begin work on their next album, The Long Run. The album took two years to complete. It was originally intended to be a double album, but the band members were unable to write enough songs. The Long Run was released on September 24, Considered a disappointment by some critics for failing to live up to Hotel Californiait proved a huge commercial hit nonetheless; the album topped the charts and sold seven million copies.
In addition, it included three Top 10 singles. The band won their fourth Grammy for "Heartache Tonight". The band also recorded two Christmas songs during these sessions, "Funky New Year" and " Please Come Home for Christmas ", which was released as a single in and reached number 18 on the charts. A different version with female backing vocals appears on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack, along with the Eagles' hit "Lyin' Eyes". It appeared to be the end of the Eagles, but the band still had a commitment with Elektra Records to make a live record from the tour.
Eagles Live released in November was mixed on opposite coasts. Frey had already left the band and would remain in Los Angeles, while the other band members each worked on their parts in Miami. The song reached number 21 on the charts inbecoming the Eagles' last Top 40 single until After the Eagles broke up, the former members pursued solo careers.
Elektra, the band's long-time record label, initially owned the rights to solo albums created by members of the Eagles. Walsh had established himself as a solo artist in the s, but it was uncharted waters for the others. Walsh released a successful album inThere Goes the Neighborhoodbut subsequent albums throughout the s were less well received.
Henley achieved commercial solo success. Henley's next album, The End of the Innocencewas also a major success. His solo career was cut short due to a contract dispute with his record company, which was finally resolved when the Eagles reunited in Frey achieved solo success in the s.
The Allnighter featured the number 20 hit "Sexy Girl". He had another number 2 single in with " You Belong to the City " from the Miami Vice soundtrack, which featured another Frey song, " Smuggler's Blues ". He appeared as "Jimmy" in the episode titled after the song and contributed riffs to Leon Haywood - Its The Last Time (Vinyl) episode's soundtrack.
Former music writer Cameron Crowe had written articles about Poco and the Eagles during his journalism career. Inhis first screenplay was produced as the feature-length movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The film was co-produced by Eagles manager Azoff, who also co-produced the soundtrack album, released by Elektra.
Henley, Walsh, Schmit and Felder all contributed solo songs to the film's soundtrack. The band playing at the dance toward the end of the movie covers the Eagles song " Life in the Fast Lane ". Felder released a solo album, and contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the movie Heavy Metal : " Heavy Metal Takin' a Ride " with Henley and Schmit providing backing vocals and "All of You". He also had a minor hit, "Bad Girls", off his solo album Airborne.
Schmit had a prolific solo career after the band's initial breakup. He spent three years — as a member of Jimmy Buffett 's Coral Reefer band. An Eagles country tribute album, titled Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagleswas released in13 years after the breakup.
Following years of public speculation, the band formally reunited the following year. The ensuing tour spawned a live album titled Hell Freezes Over named for Henley's recurring statement that the group would get back together "when hell freezes over"which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard album chart. The album proved as successful as the tour, selling six million copies in the U.
The tour was interrupted in September because of Frey's serious recurrence of diverticulitisbut it resumed in and continued into Several subsequent reunion tours followed without Leadon or Meisnernotable for their record-setting ticket prices. These concerts marked the last time Felder played with the band and the shows including a planned video release would later form a part of a lawsuit filed by Felder against his former bandmates.
The concert recordings were released on CD as part of the four-disc Selected Works: — box set in November Along with the concert, this set included the band's hit singles, album tracks and outtakes from The Long Run sessions.
On February 6,Don Felder was fired from the Eagles. He responded by filing two lawsuits against "Eagles, Ltd. Felder accused them of coercing him into signing an agreement under which Henley and Frey would receive three times as much of the Selected Works: — proceeds. On behalf of Henley and Frey, attorney Daniel M. Petrocelli responded by saying "[Henley and Frey] felt—creatively, chemistry-wise and performance-wise—that he should no longer be part of the band They removed him, and they had every legal right to do so.
This has been happening with rock 'n' roll bands since day one. The initial U. The book was published in the United Kingdom on November 1, On January 23,the Los Angeles County Superior Court consolidated the two complaints, set a trial date for September and the single case was dismissed on May 8,after being settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
It debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts and eventually gained triple platinum status. The album included a new single, the September 11 attacks -themed " Hole in the World ". On August 20," How Long ", written by J. Southerwas released as a single to radio with an accompanying online video at Yahoo! The band had performed the song as part of their live sets in the early to mids, but did not record it at the time because Souther wanted to reserve it for use on his first solo album.
For the first year after the album's release, it was available in the U. The album debuted at number 1 in the U. It became their third studio album and seventh release overall to be certified at least seven times platinum by the RIAA. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart  and at number 12 on the U. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. It was the first concert ever held in the new soccer stadium.
The tour travelled to Europe, with its final concert date on July 22,in Lisbon. But I said that before the last one, so you never really know. Bands are a fragile entity and you never know what's going to happen. It took a long time to do that last album, over a span of years, really, and it took a lot out of us. We took a year off at one point.
I'm not sure if we're able to do that again. I wouldn't close the door on it, but I don't know. In Februarythe Eagles released a career-spanning documentary called History of the Eagles and began the supporting tour with 11 US arena concerts in July.
We're gonna break it down to the fundamentals and then take it up to where it Leon Haywood - Its The Last Time (Vinyl) now. We see him from time to time, and I'm really glad he's coming because it's going to take the show up a notch, and I'm really looking forward to playing with him, finally. Though his lawsuits against the Eagles were settled inHenley claimed that Felder continued to "engage in legal action, of one kind or another" against the band, but did not state what those actions were.
The causes of his death were rheumatoid arthritisacute ulcerative colitisand pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery. Despite Henley's statements the previous year, the band continued touring and headlined the Classic West and Classic East concert in Julywhich were organized by their manager Irving Azoff. The first and only studio recording by the band without Glenn Frey to date was released in The shows also included another set of the band's greatest hits.
Schmit, Deacon Frey, and Vince Gill, with a piece orchestra and a voice choir. Following the Las Vegas shows, the band announced the " Hotel California Leon Haywood - Its The Last Time (Vinyl) " to take place in six cities between February 7 and April 18, In Julyfootage of the band's tours was released as a concert TV special on ESPN and a corresponding live album will be released in October.
This will be the first release with new band members, Deacon Frey and Gill; the first release since Glenn Frey's passing; and the first live release without Glenn Frey. The Eagles were among hundreds of artists whose master tapes were reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire. Influenced by s rhythm and bluessoulbluegrassand rock bands such as the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield the Eagles' overall sound has been described as "California rock".
The group's sound has also been described as country rock     soft rock      and folk rock   and in later years the band became associated with the album rock and arena rock labels. On their early records, the group combined rock and rollcountryand folk music styles.
The follow-up album One of These Nights saw the group explore a softer sound, notably exemplified on the hit singles " Take It to the Limit ", and " Lyin' Eyes ". The group has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awardswhich resulted in 6 wins.
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Music Collection. Hace 4 meses. Prochedelic Music. La Musica Rock Progresiva. Different Perspectives In My Room! Produced by the duo and Roy Haleeit is famous for its association with the film The Graduate. The song was written by Paul Simonwho pitched it to director Mike Nichols alongside Art Garfunkel after Nichols rejected two other songs intended for the film. Although The Graduate ' s soundtrack album features two versions of "Mrs. Robinson", neither is the full version as featured on Bookends.
It was additionally released on the Mrs. Robinson" became the duo's second chart-topperhitting No. Init became the first rock song to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song contains a famous reference to baseball star Joe DiMaggio.
The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Frank Sinatrathe Lemonheadsand Bon Jovi.
Init finished at No. Meanwhile, director Mike Nicholsthen filming The Graduatebecame fascinated with the duo's past two efforts, listening to them nonstop before and after filming. Davis viewed it as a perfect fit and envisioned a best-selling soundtrack album. Several weeks later, Simon re-emerged with two new tracks, " Punky's Dilemma " and " Overs ", neither of which Nichols was particularly taken with.
They had been working on a track titled "Mrs. Roosevelt ", and returned to perform it for Nichols. He was ecstatic about the song, later commenting, "They filled in with dee de dee dee de dee dee dee because there was no verse yet, but I liked even that.
Paul had been working on what is now 'Mrs. And because of the character in the picture we just began using the name 'Mrs. Robinson' to fit […] and one day we were sitting around with Mike talking about ideas for another song. And then Mike froze it for the picture as 'Mrs. The film version employs a Bo Diddley Beatunlike the studio version. A louder and punchier bass drum Leon Haywood - Its The Last Time (Vinyl) present on the promo mix, which was done to accommodate for the limited dynamic range produced by AM radio.
Simon's inclusion of the phrase "coo-coo-ca-choo" is a homage to a lyric in the Beatles ' " I Am the Walrus ".
References in the last verse to Joe DiMaggio are perhaps the most discussed. Simon replied, "It's about syllables, Dick. It's about how many beats there are. DiMaggio said "What I don't understand, is why you ask where I've gone. I just did a Mr. He accepted the explanation and thanked me. We shook hands and said good night".
He further reflected: "In these days of Presidential transgressions and apologies and prime-time interviews about private sexual matters, we grieve for Joe DiMaggio and mourn the loss of his grace and dignity, his fierce sense of privacy, his fidelity to the memory of his wife and the power of his silence".
Robinson" at Yankee Stadium in DiMaggio's honor shortly after his death in It became the first rock song to win Record of the Year although the previous year's " Up Up and Away " by the 5th Dimension could also be considered a contender and it also was awarded the Grammy for Best Contemporary-Pop Performance — Vocal Duo or Group.
Instead, they shot a video for the show set to the music that consisted of them "romping around Yankee Stadium ," a reference to the song's lyrics concerning DiMaggio. Robinson" was ineligible for the Academy Award for Best Original Songas a nominee must have been written a song exclusively for the film in which it appeared.
Robinson for his film Mother. Brooks and Monica Johnson wrote special lyrics for the song, which was recorded as "Mrs. Henderson," and referenced Brooks' character's mother. The film Rumor Has It centers on the assumption that The Graduate is based on real events which become uncovered.
The song "Mrs. Robinson" is featured in this film as well. In early Januaryafter news of Iris Robinson wife of Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson having an extramarital affair with the 40 years younger adult child of a family friend became public, a group was set up on Facebook attempting to get the song "Mrs.
Robinson" to No. It received coverage in The Telegraph and other British media. In the seventh part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series, which is known for its various music and pop culture references, there is a minor antagonist named Mrs. Robinson, named after the song. This song is heard in the film American Pie ironically, a cover by The Lemonheads appears in its sequel. One of the earliest well-known cover versions of this song was by Frank Sinatra for his album My Way. This version changes a number of lines, including replacing "Jesus" with " Jilly " and including a new verse directly referring to Mrs.
Robinson's activities in The Graduate. American alternative rock band the Lemonheads recorded a punk -inflected cover version of this song in that made it to No. In Ireland and the United Kingdom—where the song also reached the top 20—"Mrs. Robinson" was released as a double A-side with "Being Around".
Although not originally included on the Lemonheads' album It's a Shame About Raythe album was re-released with the cover of "Mrs. Robinson" included after the single's chart success.
The band's frontman, Evan Dandolater told American Songwriter that he "hated" the song as well as its author and that its recording was only to promote a 25th anniversary home video release of The Graduate.
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