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1974-75 Lineup

l-r: Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Don Felder. Courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

In flight since 1971

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner were backup players for Linda Ronstadt in 1971 when they decided to form their own group. Their early sound was a combination of country music and Surf Rock. Their first album, released in 1972, was a million-seller. Five more albums followed before the band dissolved in 1980. Guitarist-vocalist Don Felder was added in 1974. Joe Walsh replaced Leadon in 1975, and Timothy B. Schmit replaced Randy Meisner in 1977.

Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the biggest selling album of all time.

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Eagles

Courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

The band released six studio albums and nine live albums and compilations between 1972 and 2003.

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Eagles

Courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

The Eagles released 21 singles, all of which made the U.S. singles charts.

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1977-82 Lineup

l-r: Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit. Photo by Lorrie Sullivan, courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.

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Eagles in 2003

l-r: Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glen Frey, Timothy B. Schmit. Courtesy Eagles Recording Co. II

After pursuing solo careers with varying degrees of success, the band reunited in 1994 and Frey, Henley, Walsh and Schmit continue to tour today.

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Farewell I Tour: Live in Melbourne

Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Rhino Media

Performing in Melbourne, Australia as part of their Farewell I Tour.

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Glenn Frey

Live in Melbourne 2004. Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Rhino Media

Co-founder, guitarist-vocalist Glenn Frey, live in Melbourne.

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Don Henley

Live in Melbourne 2004. Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Rhino Media

Founding member, drummer-vocalist Don Henley live in Melbourne.

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Timothy B. Schmit

Live in Melbourne 2004. Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Rhino Media

Bassist-vocalist Timothy B. Schmit, who joined the band in 1977, live in Melbourne.

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Joe Walsh

Live in Melbourne 2004. Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Rhino Media

Guitarist-vocalist Joe Walsh, who joined the band in 1975, performs live in Melbourne.

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Eagles

Courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

A new Eagles album, The Long Road to Eden is expected to be released by the end of 2006.

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Eagles

Photo by Jim Shea, courtesy Elektra/Asylum Records

All but two of the Eagles' studio albums have reached #1 on the U.S. album charts.