Documentary Recommendation: ‘History Of The Eagles: The Story Of An American Band’ [VIDEO]
I'm always looking for something different to watch on Netflix, and I scored big time over the weekend. 'History of the Eagles: The Story of an American Band" originally aired on Showtime, but now, it's available to stream on Netflix. If you are a fan, and how can you not be? (in my opinion), this is a must watch.
Here's the trailer.
I grew up with Eagles records playing a lot in my house, both singles my Dad pilfered when he worked part-time at the local radio station, and albums he purchased, like this one:
I had forgotten just how many hits they had. It's impossible to pick my favorite. When I asked Mom, she said almost without a beat, "Hotel California", which is weird because we don't own that record. I forgot to ask Dad, LOL! I also realized the Eagles were, well are, they are still touring, one of those bands that crossed over from country/rock to pop and everybody liked at least one of their songs. I figure a lot of my generation's gravitation into country music listening started with "Take it Easy", "Lyin' Eyes", or "Already Gone", and that's a short list.
I'm sure you, your parents, or your friends have this album/cd lying around somewhere:
It's only the best-selling album of all-time in the US (tied with Michael Jackson's Thriller) and don't lie, you know every word of every song on it. This documentary, which is a little over 3 hours long, don't worry, it's divided into two parts, tells the entire story and there's a lot of never-before-seen footage from album cover shoots, backstage moments (NSFW!), and tons of performances. It begins with the group, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh singing "Seven Bridges Road" a cappella backstage before a show on their 'Hotel California' tour. That's the other reason their music has lasted so long, those harmonies!
You find out what brought them back together oh, a little cover album, 'Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles' which won the CMA for Album of the Year in 1994. You see, country brings it all around.
This is a random choice, but I like "One of These Nights". Watch this, you won't regret it, and you'll be singing along.