The Eagles was founded in the early 1970s in California, United States. Initially, The Eagles consisted of four musicians. They were still active in the band Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Texas) and Glen Frey (November 6, 1948, Detroit) as well as Bernie Leadon (June 19, 1947, Minneapolis) and Randy Meisner (March 8, 1946, Scottsbluff).
The musicians met in 1971 when they were involved to record music for the album of the singer Linda Ronstadt. It was also associated with the singer’s two-month concert tour. During this time, four men thought that they were playing so well that they wanted to work together in one team.
The decision was easier because everyone was already experienced musicians, and in addition, they were encouraged not only by Ronstadt but also by her manager John Boylan. Shortly after the band was announced, in September 1971 they signed a contract with Asylum Records, led by David Geffen. The name Eagles was supposedly chosen for another California band popular in the late 1960s – The Byrds.
California Jam (also known as Cal Jam) was a rock music festival, held in the city of Ontario, California, on April 6, 1974. It was produced by ABC Entertainment, Sandy Feldman, and Leonard Stogel.
The Eagles were one of the bands that performed at this festival and “Already Gone” one of the songs they performed.
1972 – Eagles
1973 – Desperado
1974 – On the Border
1975 – One of These Nights
1976 – Hotel California
1979 – The Long Run
2007 – Long Road Out of Eden
1980 – Eagles Live
1994 – Hell Freezes Over
2005 – Farewell 1 Tour – Live From Melbourne (DVD)
2009 – New Zealand Concert 2CD