Was it really 50 years ago that we first stopped at this corner in Winslow, Arizona, and saw “that flat Ford slowing down to look at me”? “Take it Easy” was like a breath of fresh air – a country-rock mix, which most of us had never heard on the pop charts before. Who knew the great music that would come in the next decade from this uniquely talented – but ultimately doomed – group of musicians. The Eagles’ 50th anniversary gets a nine-song salute that will take us from the first song on their debut album to the last song on the final album, and I hope you tune in and enjoy the ride with me.
Other features this Sunday include birthday greetings to Corey Hart and Dan Hill, and ‘This week in Zoomer Music‘ recalls the birth of Capitol Records 80 years ago, the tragic death 25 years ago of Jeff Buckley who was the first to bring Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to the pop charts and ‘The story behind the song‘ ‘Give Peace a Chance’, which John and Yoko recorded This Week in 1969 while in bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
There will be other songs and other stories – like why Ray Davies flew 6,000 miles to record a single word in The KInk’s classic ‘Lola’ and Bob Marley’s much-loved song from the album. “Exodus” – named by TIME Magazine, the greatest album of the 20th century. Vintage Favorites is like a musical album – fascinatingly different every week – and it’s been a Sunday afternoon listening tradition since 2007. Hope you tune in again this Sunday from 2-4:30pm.