It's Eagles, Not 'The' Eagles: Facts And Trivia About The '70s Rockers

By Emily Morenz
Photo of EAGLES; 1973 - L-R Bernie Leadon, Don Henley and Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

The Eagles may not have invented country rock, but Glenn Frey, Don Henley and company can certainly be credited with helping to spread the local Los Angeles genre throughout the entire world during the 1970s. What began as a backing band eventually took the world by storm with some of the most popular albums of all time. As the psychedelic trends were dying, the Eagles transformed the spirit of the ‘60s into a new era of free-spiritedness -- a life of peaceful easy feelings and tequila sunrises. With members who came from all different country and rock bands, the Eagles proved to be a significant piece of California and American music history.