Music News

On This Day, May 7, 1977: The Eagles went to #1 with “Hotel California”

todayMay 7, 2024


On This Day, May 7, 1977…

The Eagles hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Hotel California,” the title track from their fifth studio album, which also went to #1 on the Billboard Album chart.

The tune was the band’s fourth #1 single, following “Best of My Love,” “One of These Nights” and “New Kid In Town,” the last of which also appeared on Hotel California.

The six-and-a-half-minute song, which features a two minute and 12 second guitar solo at the end, went on to be one of the band’s signature tunes and is often played live during their shows.

“Hotel California” won Record of the Year at the Grammys and has been certified three-times Platinum by the RIAA.

Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Written by:

Similar posts

Music News

Paul McCartney’s ‘Eyes of the Storm’ photo exhibit coming to Osaka, Japan

ABC/Heidi GutmanPaul McCartney’s photo exhibit has found its next location.The rocker just announced that Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm will debut at Knowledge Capitol Event Lab in Osaka, Japan, on Oct. 12 and run through Jan. 5. Eyes of the Storm features more than 250 photographs taken by McCartney between […]

todayJune 21, 2024

Music News

REO Speedwagon releasing classic concert, ‘Live at Rockpalast 1979’

Photo credit: Manfred BeckerREO Speedwagon is revisiting a classic live performance for a new release.The band is set to drop Live at Rockpalast 1979 on July 5, a two-CD and DVD set featuring a concert recorded Nov. 10, 1979, at the Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. The concert features the band’s classic […]

todayJune 21, 2024



WMEX Boston can be heard at 1510 AM, and 101.1 FM. Playing the greatest hits from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and more!