Eagles Soar at Mohegan Sun

July 19, 2013


78677-R17_fr11.tifLet’s see, if I mention Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Poco, and The James Gang – your response would be ?  Come on now, think a little bit.  Okay, it’s the ‘EAGLES’.  NOT The Eagles, their name is “EAGLES”.
     At 19 years of age and from Detroit, Glen Frey was the lead guitar player on Seger’s first album in the late 60′s and hooked up with session buddy, Don Henley, as the band for Linda Ronstadt [ along with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner ].  Following this brief stint, The Stone Pony’s became the ‘Eagles’.
    Henley and Frey made a few mid-70′s changes by adding James Gang lead guitar player, Joe Walsh, along with Bassist Timothy B. Schmit from Poco; and now, one has the “Eagles’.  Well, at least until they broke up in the mid 80′s for ten years.
    Now, let us proceed to the three-hour historical show of country ballads and rock.  It started with a an early tune by a sitting Frey and progressively added a member as the TV  screens gave a history of Arizona ties and good friend, Jackson Browne, helping in the songwriting blockage by F&H.  I was, as were many, in awe of the harmony of their voices; for most songs were of acoustic nature: “Take It To The Limit-Tequila Sunrise-Peaceful Easy Feeling” and so on, for they are all 60+.
     Frey showed his lighter side by stating casually that he wrote “Take It To The Limit” for his first wife, whose name is Plaintiff, and he is from Detroit where “mother is half a word”.  The ten-piece ensemble was tight with little chatter and great vocal memories.  They truly still have “it” and it showed in the double encore of “Hotel California” [no such place] into Walsh with “Rocky Mountain Way” [ he played much better than I have seen in the past ] and a solo by Henly of “Desperado” [chills by all]…show over.
     Even though The Sun’s media department doesn’t allow this writer to photograph their events because they find this nonprofit on-line paper read by thousands along the South Shore and other fine areas to be of non-worth to them, ALL other venues have greeted me with open arms, support, emails of facts, and even a ticket, and appreciate the exposure [ they have used some pics for their needs]— just me opining.
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