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History of the Eagles 

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The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.




Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
Don Henley ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Glenn Frey ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Don Felder ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Joe Walsh ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Randy Meisner Randy Meisner ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Bob Seger ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
JD Souther ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Kenny Rogers ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Jackson Browne ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
David Geffen ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
John Boylan John Boylan ...  Himself - Linda Ronstadt's manager 2 episodes, 2013
Bernie Leadon Bernie Leadon ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Glyn Johns ...  Himself - producer 2 episodes, 2013
Jack Tempchin Jack Tempchin ...  Himself - songwriter 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' 2 episodes, 2013
Henry Diltz ...  Himself - photographer and album cover artist 2 episodes, 2013
Gary Burden ...  Himself - album cover artist 2 episodes, 2013
Irving Azoff ...  Himself - The Eagle's manager 2 episodes, 2013
Bill Szymczyk Bill Szymczyk ...  Himself - producer 2 episodes, 2013
Timothy B. Schmit ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Jerry Brown ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2013
Stevie Nicks ...  Herself 1 episode, 2013
Steuart Smith Steuart Smith ...  Himself 1 episode, 2013
Joni Mitchell ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Carole King ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
James Taylor ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Elton John ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Linda Ronstadt ...  Herself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013
Stephen Stills ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2013


The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.

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Release Date:

15 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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There is a scene in the 2nd half showing the band (in black and white) singing in a trailer park featuring airstream trailers, this is almost identical to the Radiohead music video for Street Spirit (fade out). See more »


Glenn Frey claims that "Take It To The Limit" was the Eagle's first number one record. In fact their first number one record was "Best of My Love" released over a year before. See more »


On the Border
Written by Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey and Don Henley
Performed by the Eagles
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The Eagle- illumination of spirit & a knowledge of magic

The reviewers before me have pretty much summed this film up. I would put my money on 80% of the viewing demographic will have grown up with the Eagles and many of them, like myself, would know them first and foremost for their music. All of us have heard snippets of stories and probably read differing opinions as to how they imploded and reassembled and then generally just came and went again at random. Many of us would have been to a concert, possibly more than one and seen them in the flesh, marveling again at their magical ability to blend voices and instruments into some of the best music produced in modern times. This documentary knits it all together. There will be millions of words written online over the coming months and perhaps years critiquing this film for better or for worse.

I have adopted the stance that this is a group of musicians that are just as human as all the rest of us, extraordinarily gifted in their chosen fields and were at the intersection of preparation and opportunity just at the right time.

The addition of a copious amount of personal home movie footage, some never aired before adds the essential layer to the production and wraps the package up like a tightly constructed wine. I'm sure there are many who will be watching this who will see themselves in the background of some of the footage, even at the third encores and will will be gasping in their living rooms grateful for the fact that the passage of time is the best camouflage for human recognition. Could you just imagine..." OMG Mom, I don't believe you did that ! How am I going to explain this to my friends !! "

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