The Eagles

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1998

Inducted by: Jimmy Buffett

Nominated in: 1998

First Eligible: 1998 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1998 (ranked #76) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Eagles (1972)
Hotel California (1976)
The Long Run (1979)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Witchy Woman (1972)
Take It Easy (1972)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (1972)
Tequila Sunrise (1973)
Desperado (1973)
One of These Nights (1975)
Lyin' Eyes (1975)
Life In The Fast Lane (1976)
Hotel California (1976)
New Kid In Town (1976)
The Long Run (1979)
Heartache Tonight (1979)

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Did you know The Eagles are the only artist or band to play FIVE nights at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California? They played the Shoreline on June 6,8 10, 11 & 12, 1994 during their "Hell Freezes Over" tour. The mazimum number of nights the Grateful Dead played at Shoreline was three and max for Springsteen was two. I'm talking about how many shows an artist played on one visit to the venue.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 16:07pm


Has anyone else noticed that today's "modern country" sounds suspiciously like 1970's Eagles? What this proves, I won't try to tell, but it does indicate influence!

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 20:07pm


No way Joe, modern country sucks. The Eagles rocked!!

Give me real country music like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, and Garth Brooks. Not any of that crap nowadays like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, etc.

I would say that 1998 was the last year that the majority of artists who were inducted into the hall were actually deserving. Since then, every year at least half of the artists inducted weren't deserving.

Back to The Eagles, I'll continue with the current fad and add some of my favourite songs.

Top 5 Songs:

1. Hotel California
2. Witchy Woman
3. Take It Easy
4. Peaceful Easy Feeling
5. One of These Nights


Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 09:49am


In my opinion, they are the most important band in country rock history.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.23.09 @ 11:51am


The Eagles

01. Don Henley (The Eagles)
02. Glenn Frey (The Eagles)
03. Don Felder (The Eagles)
04. Randy Meisner (Poco, The Eagles)
05. Bernie Leadon (The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Eagles)
06. Joe Walsh (The James Gang, The Eagles)
07. Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, The Eagles)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.23.12 @ 06:46am


The Eagles

01. Don Henley (The Eagles)
02. Glenn Frey (The Eagles)
03. Don Felder (The Eagles)
04. Randy Meisner (Poco, The Eagles)
05. Bernie Leadon (The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Eagles)
06. Joe Walsh (The James Gang, The Eagles)
07. Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, The Eagles)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.23.12 @ 06:47am


The Eagles

01. Don Henley (The Eagles)
02. Glenn Frey (The Eagles)
03. Don Felder (The Eagles)
04. Randy Meisner (Poco, The Eagles)
05. Bernie Leadon (The Eagles, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
06. Joe Walsh (The James Gang, The Eagles)
07. Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, The Eagles)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 08:36am


Insipid band, sold a lot of records.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.20.12 @ 12:18pm


"In my opinion, they are the most important band in country rock history."

The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Flying Burrito Brothers say "Hi".

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 12.20.12 @ 12:20pm


What do these four bands have in common?

The Eagles
Pink Floyd
The Rolling Stones
Yes

The founding members who named the bands left the bands. Syd Barrett left Pink Floyd in 1968 and eventually died in 2006. Brian Jones left the Stones in June 1969 and drowned in his swimming pool a month later. Peter Banks left Yes in 1970 and died earlier this year. Which brings us to Bernie Leadon who left The Eagles in December 1975 and hasn't died yet.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 05.9.13 @ 02:33am


The Eagles - Greatest band ever. Before they retire or call it quits, would like to see "A One Night Only Show" with the current members of the group including Bernie and guest appearances by Randy Meisner and "Fingers" Felder - jeez talk about a night to remember.

Posted by Orvil on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 14:00pm


The 1998 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Eagles

01. Don Henley (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, drums, percussion, guitar)
02. Glenn Frey (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica)
03. Randy Meisner (1971-1977: vocals, bass, guitar, guitarrón; Poco)
04. Bernie Leadon (1971-1975: vocals, guitar, banjo, pedal steel, mandolin; The Flying Burrito Brothers)
05. Don Felder (1974-1980; 1994-2001: vocals, guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, keyboard)
06. Joe Walsh (1975-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard; The James Gang)
07. Timothy B. Schmit (1977-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, bass, guitar; Poco)

The 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees

The Eagles

01. Don Henley (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, drums, percussion, guitar)
02. Glenn Frey (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica)
03. Joe Walsh (1975-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard; The James Gang)
04. Timothy B. Schmit (1977-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, bass, guitar; Poco)

So now we learn that not only can dead members of a band not be honored (see Led Zeppelin), but also former members who are still alive cannot be honored either. This is worse than the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I hope Chicago never gets the Kennedy Center Honor.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 07.16.15 @ 02:06am


The Eagles weren't the first to do country rock. Johnny Cash had them beaten by about 20 years. I'm very surprised that they were a first ballot inductee. They released some good material, but also a fair amount of AM radio bubblegum.

Posted by Zechariah on Sunday, 11.22.15 @ 04:00am


Didn't realize The Eagles had to postpone their Kennedy Center Honors award until 2016 due to Glenn Frey's health problems. Hope everything's okay with Frey and that's very gracious of the Kennedy Center to postpone the award. It's better for all the Eagles to be present, especially when Frey was a critical founding member of one of the best American rock bands of the 1970s.

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 12.30.15 @ 00:34am


The Eagles had to postpone their Kennedy Center Honors award until December 2016 due to Glenn Frey's health problems. The Kennedy Center has a rule about only honoring living entertainers. I wonder if they will bend the rules a little on this one since The Eagles were already announced as honorees before Glenn Frey's death.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 19:21pm


I was wondering the same thing--though earlier I was wondering if they would include Randy Meisner, Donald Felder and Bernie Leadon(who arguably contributed as much as the current members) in the honors.

Now, that doesn't seem important. Rest in Peace Glenn Frey, 1948-2016.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 19:42pm


The 1998 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Eagles

01. Don Henley (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, drums, percussion, guitar)
02. Glenn Frey (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica)
03. Randy Meisner (1971-1977: vocals, bass, guitar, guitarrón; Poco)
04. Bernie Leadon (1971-1975: vocals, guitar, banjo, pedal steel, mandolin; The Flying Burrito Brothers)
05. Don Felder (1974-1980; 1994-2001: vocals, guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, keyboard)
06. Joe Walsh (1975-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard; The James Gang)
07. Timothy B. Schmit (1977-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, bass, guitar; Poco)

The 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees

The Eagles

01. Don Henley (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, drums, percussion, guitar)
02. Glenn Frey (1971-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica)
03. Joe Walsh (1975-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, guitar, keyboard; The James Gang)
04. Timothy B. Schmit (1977-1980; 1994-Present: vocals, bass, guitar; Poco)

So now we learn that not only can dead members of a band not be honored (see Led Zeppelin), but also former members who are still alive cannot be honored either. This is worse than the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I hope Chicago never gets the Kennedy Center Honor.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 07.16.15 @ 02:06am

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 19:47pm


RIP Glenn Frey, another major death in the Rock music world in just the first few weeks of 2016. He was a major part of The Eagles' success and helped write many of their great songs.

Posted by Nick on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 20:54pm


R.I.P. Glenn Frey. January's been bad for Rock

Posted by Steve Z on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 22:29pm


I am very shocked and saddened to hear about the recent passing of Glen Frey. I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to his family and friends. I suppose that this means that The Eagles are now finished. My favorite album by The Eagles is "Hotel California."

My late supervisor at work was a huge fan of The Eagles. He had passed away over a year ago. :-(

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.19.16 @ 13:48pm


The Eagles get a Special Collectors Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.

No word yet from the Kennedy Center, on whether or not Glenn Frey will still be considered as an honoree with the Eagles since they only honour the living. Maybe they will make an exception this time since the announcement of the honor was made before Glenn Frey died. It would be their first. Or maybe the Eagles will turn down the honor completely.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.1.16 @ 22:08pm


FRL, read in recent story on Glenn Frey (quoting him) that name of band is 'Eagles'. There is no 'the', according to the co-founder of band.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 05.2.16 @ 07:46am


http://www.celebritynetworth.com

TOTAL NET WORTH

EAGLES: $465,000,000 Million

NET WORTH RANKINGS

01. Don Henley: $200 Million
02. Glenn Frey: $90 Million
03. Joe Walsh: $75 Million
04. Don Felder: $60 Million
05. Timothy B. Schmit: $15 Million
06. Randy Meisner: $15 Million
07. Bernie Leadon: $10 Million

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 03:23am


https://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/specialevents/honors

It's official! Glenn Frey will be the first posthumous Kennedy Center Honoree.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 21:45pm


Eagles are Top 10 band of all time considering their vocal sound scapes, guitar work, songwriting etc. I think Eagles are similar to The Beatles that they rode off into the sunset at the top of their game. Eagles would return later in 1994-1995 with When Hell Freezes Over. I always enjoyed After The Thrill Is Gone which features Don Henley & Glenn Frey alternating vocals. Hotel California stands the test of time. Say for some reason Eagles had never been inducted into the RRHOF. With Glenn Frey's passing, they would probably be on this ballot. I'm curious where the FRL regulars would rank Eagles in the pantheon of legendary rock groups and in the RRHOF pyramid. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 10.1.16 @ 17:54pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tk_8Z70WRQ

Former Eagles members not welcome at Kennedy Center Honors: This is Not right!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.3.16 @ 20:08pm


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