Item description: Rare early laminated Guest Pass for The Eagles (with The Little River Band supporting)  6th August 1978 concert, held at the CNE Stadium, Toronto, Canada. Card Guest Pass with burgundy printing on carmine card. Blue over print ‘NO BACKSTAGE ACCESS’. Complete with lamination.

Size:10cm x 6.5cm

Condition report: Overall very good to excellent condition. Showing use.

Background to Eagles: The Eagles formed in 1971 in Los Angeles. The rock band comprised of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, The Eagles were one of the most successful bands of the 1970s.

At the end of the 20th century, two of The Eagles’ albums, ‘Their Greatest Hits’ (1971–1975) and ‘Hotel California’, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ‘Hotel California’ is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Having sold over 150 million records, The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Witchy Woman’, and ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’. Their next album, ‘Desperado’ (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band’s most popular tracks: ‘Desperado’ and ‘Tequila Sunrise’.

In 1974 they released ‘On the Border’, adding guitarist Don Felder as its fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: ‘Already Gone’ and their first number one, ‘Best of My Love’.

Their 1975 album ‘One of These Nights’ included three top 10 singles: ‘One of These Nights’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, and ‘Take It to the Limit’, the first hitting the top of the charts. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of ‘Hotel California’, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide.

The ‘Hotel California’ album yielded two number-one singles, ‘New Kid in Town’ and ‘Hotel California’. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with ‘The Long Run’, which spawned three top 10 singles: ‘Heartache Tonight’, ‘The Long Run’, and ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’, the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album ‘Hell Freezes Over’, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They toured consistently and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998..

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