For a band that has sold millions of records and holds the record for various platinum, gold, and diamond status titles, there is really not much interesting information of interest to give out on the Eagles.
Shortly after 1972 Eagles are assigned to Asylum Records and travel to the U.K. to record their first album. Thier first song “Take it easy” is their debut song reaching U.S. #12 ,a song written by Glenn Frey and friend Jackson Browne. Remember also that Frey has said many times that the name of the group is EAGLES and not THE EAGLES.
On November 24,1972 they appear as a part of the superstar billed K-ROQ “Woodstock of the West” festival. Only 32 thousand people show up. By June of 1973 the song “Desperado” makes it to #41, the song was never released as a single. There were plans to make a movie from that album but plans fell through. On April 6,1974 Eagles play the “California Jam” rock festival to an audience of 200,000, and by 1975 the ballad “The Best Of My Love” is their first million selling single.
By 1976 they win the “Best Pop Vocal Performance” for the song “Lyin Eyes” at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards. And by 1976 their “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” tops the U.S. charts for 5 weeks and is certified platinum. On March 20th 1980, 28 year old Joseph Riviera holds up Asylum Records office in New York demanding to see either Jackson Brown or The Eagles wanting them to finance his trucking operation, he surrenders when he is told that neither artist are there in New York, they live in California.
Find out more on the Eagles as featured artist of the month on the “Little Red Rooster Show” on KWMC 1490 AM Classic Hits Station.And remember that all stories and facts of artist of the month are by Wendy Johnson and all shows are produced by Javier Martinez.