Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - The Eagles

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I haven’t featured The Eagles on the Soundtrack since 2018 an oversight that I am correcting right now. After all, The Eagles are the largest selling rock band of all time.

A lot of great music has come from this group since their early days when Glenn Frye and Don Henley split off from the Stone Ponies to form their own band. Over the years there have been a few changes to the personnel , but the band has only gotten better with each year.

Today’s song Hotel California has, more than any other song, become their signature sound. For my money, no other band has done as good a job of replicating their music live on stage to sound so crisp and clear.

Guitarist Don Felder composed the melody for "Hotel California." And brought it to Frye and Henley who added the lyrics along with Henley’s raspy vocals. The song concludes with some fine guitar interplay between Felder and newly added band member Joe Walsh.

The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978 and It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Our video song is from one of their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Let’s pay a visit to Hotel California.



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Joseph Domino

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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Joseph... another band from my "youth"... the Eagles. A unique sound and who could resist Hotel California?

Jun 19, 2021 06:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - memorable in so many ways.  Was it in an elevator when I once again heard this song?  Or was it the soundtrack that sometimes plays in my brain?  🙃

Jun 19, 2021 06:14 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A friend born in the 1930s started working on hard drive in the 1970s.  He is still at it at Western Digital Corp. Prior he worked on keypunch and electric type writers. Some people will just not want to quit working....

Jun 19, 2021 06:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph, can never go wrong with the Eagles,  They were on top of the charts a number of times.


Jun 19, 2021 08:30 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I LOVE The Eagles.  Was very fortunate to have seen them live about seven years ago or so.  My favorite song by them is New Kid in Town.

Jun 19, 2021 08:47 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Joe, I apologize for shifting to "Life in the Fast Lane" but there's just too many Hotel California's out there now.

Jun 19, 2021 09:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


One of our friends and his partner used to manage the Eagles.  They split up and later on recently joined our forces again and now they are managing the Eagles...A

Jun 19, 2021 10:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- from the moment I saw your title I've been humming "Hotel California!"  Thank you for your tunes. 

Jun 19, 2021 11:35 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Memories do come flooding back as listening.  Thanks for the post.  Mark

Jul 05, 2021 02:42 PM