The Eagles rocked this week in 1977

May 6, 2018

The Eagles went to Number 1 on the US singles chart

this week in 1977 with Hotel California

The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award

for Record of the Year with Hotel California 

at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978

Writing credits for Hotel California

are shared by Don Felder ~ Don Henley ~ Glenn Frey

 

The Eagles' original recording of Hotel California 

features Henley singing the lead vocals

and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay

between Don Felder and Joe Walsh

Hotel California's guitar solo 

was ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine's Top 100 Guitar Solos

and was voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine

 

In The Recording Studio

~ Joe Walsh – electric guitar, backing vocals

~ Randy Meisner – bass, backing vocals

~ Don Henley – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion

~ Glenn Frey – 12-string acoustic guitar, backing vocals

~ Don Felder – 12 and 6 string electric guitars, backing vocals

 

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