Alison Ellwoods intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage, and unseen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of one of Americas truly defining bands.
Inspired by the vibrant Los Angeles music scene, Glenn Frey and Don Henley left Linda Ronstadts backup band to team with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner and form the Eagles in 1971. While personal stories from band members (later including Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Timothy Schmit), managers, and music-industry luminaries frame the narrative, its the unexpected momentsrecording sessions, backstage interactions, and even a whimsical sequence from the Desperado cover shootthat convey the inexplicable rapport linking artists, music, and the times (an era when country-tinged rock and pristine harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest).
But the band was not impervious to its own unrest, and its conflicts prompted several departures and ultimately led to its demise (or long vacation). This History of the Eagles Part One skips neither a beat nor a hit song, and were reminded why the bands Their Greatest Hits collection remains one of the best-selling albums in U.S. history.
- Posted: February 12, 2013
- Director: Alison Ellwood
- Writer: Unknown or Not Available
- Studio: Independent
- Release: February 15, 2013
- Cast: Unknown or Not Available
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