Eagles: Taking It to the Limit

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Running Press Book Publishers, 2011 - Music - 192 pages
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From their inception in 1971 through their smashingly successful 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden and the accompanying 2008-2010 international tour, The Eagles have seen it all and lived to tell about it. In Eagles, one of America’s top rock journalists delivers a comprehensive insider look at arguably the greatest American rock-and-roll band on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. From their origin and rise to fame, to the music, the recording sessions, the fights, the tours, the parties afterward and the hangovers that followed, Ben Fong-Torres covers it all backed by deft research, first-hand interviews, and a collection of fantastic photographs from some of the best rock photographers in the business.

In the course of 40 years, the Eagles changed line-ups five times, split up twice, recorded seven highly successful albums, toured the world multiple times, released the top-selling rock album in American history, and sued each other. Their story is a uniquely American journey, and their legacy is assured for decades to come.

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Ben Fong-Torres is one of America's premier rock journalists. He was senior staff at Rolling Stone from its 8th issue in 1968 through 1982, interviewing Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, and many more top artists. He has published six books including The Doors By The Doors (written with the band) and The Hits Just Keep on Coming (a history of Top 40 radio). He has been a contributing editor to Parade magazine, and serves as a music editor for the web-based TONEAudio. Since July 2005, he has written the bi-weekly column “Radio Waves” in the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook. He lives in San Francisco. Please visit him at benfongtorres.com.

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