Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles’ seven albums – Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On The Border (1974), One Of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976), The Long Run (1979) and a 28-year-wait for Long Road Out of Eden (2007) – have sold millions of copies worldwide, the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) revealing they’ve sold over 83 million albums in the USA alone.
The band re-teamed for a huge live album in 1994, Hell Freezes Over, and a three-year tour, which broke records worldwide and cemented the group’s place in music history. 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden was a defining disc, with track ‘I Dreamed There Was No War’ winning a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, taking the Eagles on tour to countries as far flung as South Africa, China and Dubai. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the year following the Eagles were honoured by RIAA for ‘Best Selling Album of the Century’ for compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). Notably this album remains the highest selling album of all time in the USA.