Epic Single ‘Hotel California’ By The EAGLES – No 1 Hit In The US On 7 May 1977…

Knockouts from the past

7 May 2019

Legendary Californian rockers EAGLES scored a gigantic hit with their brilliant epic story
of HOTEL CALIFORNIA that always reminds me, when I hear this song, of the remote hotel in the mountains in classic horror movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson delivering one of his best psycho performances ever.

This everlasting classic was written by Don Felder & Don Henley (music), and the late Glenn Frey (lyrics) and featured a memorable Joe Walsh guitar solo. It peaked at #1 in
the US today 42 years ago, on 7 May 1977, and scored big time on the rest of the planet.
It was the title track of their fifth full length and sublime million-seller album that made
the band global rock stars.

‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave!’

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YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1976 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s the first year punk showed up: 1976.

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

– Self-titled RAMONES debut LP –

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– Self-titled BLONDIE debut LP –

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‘Stupidity‘ – Live LP by DR. FEELGOOD

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See/hear you next week for the year of 1977…

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1975 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Longplayers per year/per week. Let’s start with the star-studded year of 1975

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

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‘Blood On The Tracks’ by BOB DYLAN

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‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Happy 70 To JOE WALSH – Singer/Songwriter And Virtuosic Guitar Legend…


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Seventy years ago today – 20 November 1947 – Joseph Fidler Walsh, better know as
JOE WALSH was born in Wichita, Kansas, US. A brilliant guitarist and singer-songwriter
who played with bands such as James Gang, Barnstorm and The Party Boys while releasing solo albums in between. But he became globally famous when he joined legendary L.A. rockers the EAGLES in 1975 for their masterpiece LP HOTEL CALIFORNIA. To celebrate
the man’s 70th birthday here are three classic Walsh performances…

* ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY (his most famous knockout – 1973)

* HOTEL CALIFORNIA (superb guitar play with the Eagles – live 1977)

* LIFE IN THE FAST LANE (from the Eagles ‘Hotel California LP based on a Walsh riff and here played with Ringo Starr’s All Star band)

JOE WALSH: Bio – Website – Facebook – Twitter