History of the Eagles

History of the Eagles

Series 1 - Episode 1



Anybody who was a teenager in the 1970s probably owned and grew up with a copy of the Eagles’ Hotel California. At the time it was the height of rock sophistication, a sign that you were adult and cool and into that whole fierce lead guitar thing. You probably even slightly worshipped Joe Walsh for those unforgettable solos. If you did, prepare to wallow in a warm bath of nostalgia with this two-part documentary. It has rare archive footage, home movies and heaps of new interviews with the current Eagles and former members.


Two-part documentary exploring the evolution and enduring popularity of the American rock band, beginning by charting the group's formation and rise to fame in the 1970s through to its break-up in 1980. Featuring rare archive material, concert footage, home movies and interviews with members past and present including Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B Schmit, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder. Plus, contributions by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Kenny Rogers.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Glenn Frey
Contributor Don Henley
Contributor Joe Walsh
Contributor Timothy B Schmit
Contributor Bernie Leadon
Contributor Randy Meisner
Contributor Don Felder
Contributor Jackson Browne
Contributor Linda Ronstadt
Contributor Kenny Rogers
Director Alison Ellwood
Producer Alex Gibney
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Music Documentary