To the Limit

To the Limit

The Untold Story of the Eagles

Book - 1998
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The Eagles came together in Los Angeles in 1972, a time when everyone was hungry for a different kind of music. With hits like Lyin' Eyes and Peaceful Easy Feeling the Eagles created some of the most popular music of the time - just as they were setting new standards for decadence, egomania, drug use and intra band strife. Drawing on interviews with people including band members, their friends, ex-wives and ex-lovers, handlers, roadies and hangers-on, Marc Eliot reveals what life was really like inside this hugely popular but deeply troubled group. The book follows The Eagles from their early, idealistic days as Linda Ronstadt's backup band to their self immolation amid multi-million dollar law suits, Lear jet courtships and debilitating cocaine habits - with a coda on their Hell Freezes Over tour, the comeback that made them the top grossing live act of 1995 and 1996. This is the story about a band that embodied the excesses of the 1970s and provided, in Hotel California, a song for the decade's soundtrack.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1998]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780316233705
0316233706
Branch Call Number: 782.421660922 EL45
Characteristics: vii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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kdwaynec Mar 30, 2015

Never an Eagles fan. My HS buddies were all 'ga-ga' over them, and I still don't get it. I really wanted to learn about the Joe Walsh connection. Lots of interesting info though.

willy56 Aug 21, 2013

Another Marc Eliot well researched biography.
It may as well have been called "EGO" as that is what drove Glenn Fry & Don Henley from the start.
Some fantastic music was written by these men and this gives those stories as well.

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Magnifico1969
Dec 23, 2011

The story of America's #1 band of the seventies and when they got back together in the mid-nineties.
As is typical, the wgos of Glenn Frey and Don Henley over leadership of the band caused most of the problems. Overall, an interesting read..

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