Album of the Day
With Eagles' second longplayer, DESPERADO, the band millions around the world would come to know and love begins to emerge more clearly. A concept album inspired by the exploits of the Doolin-Dalton gang, the set's most famous songs - “Tequila Sunrise” and the title track - were collaborations between drummer Don Henley and guitarist/keyboardist Glenn Frey (who passed away on this day in 2016), a partnership that would eventually define the band. Yet with Bernie Leadon's masterful picking prominent throughout, the 1973 collection will appeal to country and folk listeners as much as to fans of Eagles' later arena rock moves. Like the group's first album, DESPERADO was produced by Glyn Johns, and was another huge hit, selling more than 2 million copies.