THE EAGLES: 27 YEARS
Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner formed The Eagles back in 1971. Their sef-titled debut album spawned three hit singles including 'Take It Easy', 'Witchy Woman' and 'Peaceful Easy Feeling'. This led to five more hit albums during the 70s (including 'Hotel California' and 'In the Long Run'), and made them the highest selling band in the US during that decade. Since 1971 they have sold over 120 million albums worldwide. Timothy B. Schmit replaced Meisner in 1977 after Meisner quit and has remained in the line-up since then. The band first split in 1980 after different band members fell out with each other. They famously reformed in 1994, with Henley joking to audiences that they just took a "14 year hiatus".
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