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24-year-old movie star and rebel without a clue James Dean dies when his Porsche collides with another vehicle at a crossroads on Route 466 in California, USA. His legend will inspire mentions in popular songs by The Eagles, Taylor Swift, Don McLean, Madonna, David Essex, R.E.M. and more.
The Eagles and The Springfields play at The Rialto, York, UK.
The Eagles and The Springfields play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Bristol-based instrumental quartet The Eagles play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by The Stereos.
Bristol-based instrumental band The Eagles play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Mel Ryder and The Spirits.
The Eagles begin recording their eponymous debut album with producer Glyn Johns in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Eagles release a new single, Witchy Woman, in the USA on Asylum Records.
Yes play at The Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, supported by The Eagles.
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The three-day-long Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival begins on Bull Island in the Wabash River, Illinois, USA. The event is billed as featuring major bands including Black Sabbath, Santana, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers, The Eagles and many more. In the end, over 200,000 people will arrive instead of the 30,000 expected, and the event will become a disaster, with most of the bands pulling out because of the chaos. Bands who actually do play include Canned Heat, Brownsville Station, Black Oak Arkansas and Pure Prairie League.
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A coffin containing the body of country-rock star Gram Parsons is stolen from LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, by his road manager, Phil Kaufman, who drives it out to the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Navajo Desert and sets fire to the corpse, in accordance with a request made by Parsons before his death. The incident is immortalised in the song Fast Cars And Rented Beds by Julian Dawson on his 2004 album Bedroom Suite. The 2003 movie Grand Theft Parsons is about the same incident. Another song inspired by the life [and death] of Gram Parsons is My Man by The Eagles.
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Emerson, Lake And Palmer (ELP), Deep Purple, The Eagles and Black Sabbath perform at The California Jam Festival, Ontario Raceway, Ontario, California, USA. Audience estimated at 400,000
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The three-day long Ozark Music Festival begins at The Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Jefferson Starship, The Eagles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bachman Turner Overdirve, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boz Scaggs, Electric Flag, Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes, David Bromberg, Leo Kottke, Cactus, Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen. Hosting the event is Wolfman Jack.
The Eagles play as part of The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Eagles' sixth album, Hotel California spends the first of eight non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the USA.
Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to receive the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards. Other winners include Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles.
Chicago play at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA. The show, organised by Linda Ronstadt as a fundraiser for her boyfriend, Jerry Brown, [Governor of California and Presidential candidate] also features The Eagles.
Glenn Frey of The Eagles makes his acting debut in tv show Miami Vice in the USA. The episode is based on Frey's song Smuggler's Blues.
The Boys Of Summer by former Eagles member Don Henley peaks at No5 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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The ninth MTV Unplugged show to be transmitted features a live acoustic performance by The Eagles' founder Don Henley.
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Don Henley plays at The Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Citing ill-health, Don Henley cancels his show at The Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, Florida, USA, and flies back to California to seek medical care.
The tribute album Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. The album features covers of The Eagles' songs by Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks And Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.
The Eagles play at The Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Eagles play at Lucca festival, Lucca, Italy, Europe.
Don Henley and Stevie Nicks play at The PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Don Henley and Stevie Nicks play at The Tweeter Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Readers of Total Guitar magazine vote Jimmy Page's guitar solo in Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin as the greatest guitar solo of all time, beating out tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles.
On their Long Road Out Of Eden tour, The Eagles play the last of three non-consecutive nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Long Road Out Of Eden tour, The Eagles play at The Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Motorhead play at The Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Eagles play at The Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Keith Grant, known for his work as a recording engineer at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, on tracks by The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and others, is found dead on his boat at Sunbury-on-Thames, UK, with a beer in his hand. Grant was not only an engineer, he co-designed and co-owned Olympic.
Rise Against play at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by The Gaslight Anthem.
Universal Music Publishing Group in Santa Monica, California, USA, announces that six-time Grammy winner Glenn Frey of The Eagles has been signed to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal [excluding the USA].
The Eagles play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Eagles play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play at the U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Eagles play at The Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play the first of two nights at Harveys Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USA.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play the second of two nights at Harveys Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USA.
On their History – Live in Concert tour, The Eagles play at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
The Forbes list of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians is revealed, showing Dr. Dre at No1, having earned $620m, largely due to the sale of his headphone brand, Beats, to Apple Inc for $3bn. The Top Ten music earners are as follows :

01. Dr. Dre ' $620 million

02. Beyonce ' $115 million

03. The Eagles ' $100 million

04. Bon Jovi ' $82 million

05. Bruce Springsteen ' $81 million

06. Justin Bieber ' $80 million

07. One Direction ' $75 million

08. Paul McCartney ' $71 million

09. Calvin Harris ' $66 million

10. Toby Keith ' $65 million

Don Henley releases his fifth solo studio album, Cass County, in the USA. It will debut at No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album features contributions by Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vice Gill, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and others.