The Eagles are one of the biggest bands in the world. Their career spans more than 30 years, and they've sold more albums than many bands could dream of. Think you're a super fan? Test your Eagles knowledge by taking this quiz.
The album has sold more than 29 million copies and is second only to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the all-time best-selling list.
"Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" was the first album ever certified platinum and has sold 29 million copies in the U.S.
The band recorded the album at the Olympic Studios in London.
Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote the song "Hotel California."
The four original Eagles were Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon. Don Felder joined the band later.
The four original members were already professionals when they were Linda Ronstadt's backup band.
While Glyn Johns has worked with both The Clash and Band of Horses, that was later in his career and not during the time he produced the Eagles and Rolling Stones.
Of course "outrageous parties" are part of life in the fast lane.
Even though "Desperado" had no major hits, the title track, written Don Henley and Glenn Frey, has become a classic rock standard.
The Eagles added guitarist Don Felder on this album.
The Eagles enlisted Bill Szymczyk, who worked on all subsequent albums through 1982's "Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2."
Walsh joined the band in 1975, replacing founding guitarist Bernie Leadon.
Frey appeared on "Miami Vice," "Wiseguy" and "Nash Bridges." He also had a spot in the film "Jerry Maguire."
Don Henley's first single, "The Boys of Summer," won a Grammy for best rock vocal performance in 1985.
The July 31, 1980, show was a benefit for California Sen. Alan Cranston. The actual breakup, however, was not official until 1982, after the release of a live album and a second greatest-hits album.
The band members went their separate ways in 1980 and reunited for their tour in 1994.
In 1994 the band released "Hell Freezes Over," which included three singles: "Get Over It," "Love Will Keep Us Alive" and "Learn to Be Still."
The album debuted at No. 1 and stayed there from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9, 1994.
The Eagles were inducted in 1998, their first year of eligibility, along with Fleetwood Mac, Santana and The Mamas and the Papas.
"Long Road Out of Eden," released in 2007, was the band's first studio album since 1979's "The Long Run."
The band took home the Grammy for best pop instrumental performance for the song "I Dreamed There Was No War" and the Grammy for best country performance by a duo or group with vocals for "How Long."
The Eagles have earned a total of five Grammy awards since winning their first in 1975.
Although the Eagles are usually identified with the West Coast music scene, only bass guitarist Timothy Schmit was born in California.
Fans could only get the album at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club or the Eagles' website. However, other retailers purchased the album in bulk and resold it.
Felder taught a teenage Tom Petty guitar at a local music shop.
The Eagles were to be honored at the highly prestigious 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, along with actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas and conductor Seiji Ozawa, but chose to postpone until 2016.
Cameron Crowe, who famously interviewed the Eagles for a 1975 Rolling Stone cover story, says the article later inspired his 2000 movie "Almost Famous."
Seven core members of the band performed "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy."
The band actually released the documentary in 2013.
Frey had long suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, and the colitis and pneumonia were symptoms of the medications he'd taken for years.