If the Beatles wrote the soundtrack of the swinging '60s, then the Eagles did the same for the cynical '70s. The story of the Eagles is also thestory of most artists of their time – the drugs, the music, the e xcesses, and the piles of cash. But the Eagles took it to the limit. Andin Don Henley and Glenn Frey they had two songwriters who intuitively u nderstood and accurately portrayed the changing America they lived in. They perfected the California sound, shifted power from record company toartist, and pioneered album-oriented rock. Eagles songs of the period a re as memorable as any ever written, and their most popular album, Hotel California, became a timeless record of '70s decadence.
In The Eagles FAQ, music critic Andrew Vaughan brings an insider'sview into the various chapters of the group's fascinating history. He s hows how they blended the best folk, rock, and country sounds of the '60s into a worldwide soundtrack of the '70s while challenging the industrystatus quo with a new business model. The story of their rise, fall, an d rebirth is all here – their mega-selling smashes, their tensionsand breakups, the band members' solo work, and their triumphant reunion and continued place at the top of the rock-and-roll tree.