Rocking Facts You Didn’t Know About The Eagles

Jackson Sawa | October 17, 2019 5:51 pm

Founded in Los Angeles in 1971, the original members of Eagles consisted of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. During the 1970s, they evolved to become one of the most successful bands of their time with five No.1 singles and six No.1 albums, along with numerous Grammy and American Music Awards. Having sold over 200 million records worldwide, they are one of the best-selling bands of all time. While most people know their hit songs, not everyone actually knows what was going on behind the scenes. Take a look at these lesser-known facts about the band!

They Reunited Thanks To Travis Tritt

When the band broke up in 1980, each of the members went their separate ways as their relationships had fallen apart, with each of them swearing they would never get back together. It was so messy that Fey refused to speak to anyone and Don Henley stated that they would only reunite “when hell freezes over.”

The Eagles playing at the Target Center in 1995
Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

However, in 1994, the group was invited by country singer Travis Tritt to be in the music video for his cover of the group’s “Take it easy,” which resulted in the band reuniting. The next album they released was titled “Hell Freezes Over.”