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From Rolling Stone Magazine: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hotel California

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The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know How Glenn Frey’s drug dealer, Don Henley’s king-size mattress and other behind-the-scenes elements played into band’s dark 1976 masterpiece The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know By Jordan Runtagh December 8, 2016 By the second half the Seventies, the Eagles‘ “Peaceful Easy Feeling” seemed like a distant memory, a […]

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Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons 1969-1976

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Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons, 1967-1976 by Barney Hoskyns 316pp, Fourth Estate, £14.99 The subtitle may sound like a specialist subject on Mastermind. But if you are looking for the ingredients traditionally required of a good rock’n’roll story, then Hotel California has got the lot. Diving deep into the mythology of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter […]

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Interpreting The Eagles’ Hotel California

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“Hotel California” topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week in May 1977 and peaked at number 10 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it number 19 on its 1977 Pop Singles year-end chart.  Three months after its first release, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing one million copies shipped. The […]

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Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends

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Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider’s keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told. —Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling StoneFrom enduring musical […]

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