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History of the Eagles 

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The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.
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Series cast summary:
Don Henley ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Glenn Frey ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Don Felder ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Joe Walsh ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Randy Meisner Randy Meisner ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Bob Seger ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
JD Souther ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Kenny Rogers ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Jackson Browne ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
David Geffen ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
John Boylan John Boylan ...  Himself - Linda Ronstadt's manager 2 episodes, 2013
Bernie Leadon Bernie Leadon ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Glyn Johns ...  Himself - producer 2 episodes, 2013
Jack Tempchin Jack Tempchin ...  Himself - songwriter 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' 2 episodes, 2013
Henry Diltz ...  Himself - photographer and album cover artist 2 episodes, 2013
Gary Burden ...  Himself - album cover artist 2 episodes, 2013
Irving Azoff ...  Himself - The Eagle's manager 2 episodes, 2013
Bill Szymczyk Bill Szymczyk ...  Himself - producer 2 episodes, 2013
Timothy B. Schmit ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Jerry Brown ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Stevie Nicks ...  Herself 1 episode, 2013
Steuart Smith Steuart Smith ...  Himself 1 episode, 2013
Joni Mitchell ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Carole King ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
James Taylor ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Elton John ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Linda Ronstadt ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Stephen Stills ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
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The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.

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Parts 1 and 2

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English

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15 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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History of the Eagles See more »

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Jigsaw Productions See more »
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The documentary includes interviews from all seven members of the band through the decades See more »

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Glenn Frey claims that "Take It To The Limit" was the Eagle's first number one record. In fact their first number one record was "Best of My Love" released over a year before. See more »


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Desperado
Written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
Performed by the Eagles
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Soaring
31 May 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I remember the Eagles as a kid when they had a few hits in the British charts but it was not the music I grew up with. By the time I was a teenager they had already broken up.

They were a band I got to know retrospectively through their hit songs and then later their new songs after they reformed in the 1990s.

So I arrived to this two part documentary rather fresh knowing little about the band apart from band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey had pop hits as solo artists in the 1980s.

Part one focuses on the formative years of the musician from being kids onwards, the early days of the band until they hit the big time and their creative tensions leading to their breakup. Its a fascinating and informative story for me. I had no idea that such a Californian sounding rock/country/blues band recorded their early work in London and how much they were in awe of the music of The Who, Beatles, The Rolling Stones.

The band has gone through lineup changes with disputes among band members. Joe Walsh with his past demons comes across as the most honest in the documentary, Frey and Henley as the victors and the defacto leaders of the Eagles get to write their version of the history.


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