50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Eagles ‘Hotel California’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Eagles ‘Hotel California’

The music of 1976 is synonymous with names like Steve Miller, Bob Seger and the Eagles. All artists have some great musical anthems like “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Night Moves” and, of course, “Hotel California.” It was the Eagles’ fifth studio album that came in with the most votes this week. It was the first album to feature Joe Walsh replacing Bernie Leadon on lead guitar as the band was going more into a rockier edge than the previous country-rock sound that they created in the early ’70s. Don Felder, the other lead guitarist, and Joe made for an incredible duo with some of the most memorable guitar solos ever. Hotel California won a Grammy for Record of the Year and one for the song “New Kid in Town.” The album sold over 32 million copies worldwide, coming in second to their Greatest Hits album which sold over 42 million copies worldwide!

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