Chart Position: 12

  • Written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey
  • Lead vocals: Glenn Frey
  • Backing vocals: Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon and Don Henley
  • Banjo: Bernie Leadon
  • Guitar: Bernie Leadon and Glenn Frey
  • Produced by Glyn Johns
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The Eagles are from Los Angeles CA
  • Members of the band are big fans of The Byrds; the name Eagles pays homage to them
  • Jackson Browne had originally intended to record this song for his 1972 debut LP Jackson Browne, but decided to let Glenn Frey’s new band record it instead
  • This song made Winslow AZ famous; The town leaders erected a bronze statue and a mural paying tribute to the song
  • The first time the Eagles played together before an audience was at Disneyland in California, backing up Linda Ronstadt
  • Bernie Leadon is a former member of Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Randy Meisner is a former member of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band
  • Later recorded by Jackson Browne (1973), Nashville Superpickers (1994) and Travis Tritt (1993)


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