And a happy birthday to David Geffen who was born this day in 1943!
Thinking about Geffen made me think about Asylum Records (which he founded in 1971) which made me think about my all-time favorite band ever - The Eagles (who were signed to Asylum the same year)!
Now the Eagles started out as a country-rock band (especially the album Desperado), the country part being heavily influenced by Bernie Leadon's skills on mandolin, banjo, etc. After Leadon left, the band became more rock sounding (ala Hotel California).
When most people think of the Eagles, they think of "Hotel California" which is almost always in the top 10 of every Greatest Guitar Solos list out there.
However I think their entire catalogue is AWESOME. In my opinion they're the greatest harmony band ever. And I can't choose what lineup I like the best. From the original Frey-Henley-Leadon-Meisner to Frey-Henley-Leadon-Meisner-Felder to Frey-Henley-Meisner-Felder-Walsh to Frey-Henley-Walsh-Schmidt, I've loved 'em all.
I could go on and on and on all day, but I wanted to ask you:
Who is your all-time favorite band/artist? And why?
Hre's "Saturday Night" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" from a BBC performance in 1973: