When I was in high school, a song came out that I loved: "Take It to the Limit," by the Eagles. I may or may not have realized they were the same group that sang, years earlier, "Witchy Woman," another song I liked (I think I was in junior high). As the years went by, they had more songs that I loved. I was not "into" them, though, and I could not have told you who was in the group, no one's face came to mind when I heard them on the radio (I never bought any of their albums or tapes). Eventually, about 1997, I bought a greatest hits type of CD.
Recently, I was trying to find something on Netflix to watch, one afternoon, whilst everyone was out doing other things. I saw, "The History of the Eagles," and thought, well, I like that group, but I don't know anything about them. Maybe I should watch this. So I did. Twice. And then, when Tim got home, WE watched it. Twice. I think we've watched it even another time. I also had to buy a couple of their concert DVDs.
I don't think I'm obsessed with them. Yes, it made me a bit sick when Glenn Frey died. That still stuns me. But, I don't have pictures and posters of them. Anywhere. I don't own any. I do have a number of their songs on my iPod and over at Spotify.
Recently, the first bass player, Randy Meisner, suffered the loss of his wife in a kind of freak accident. I'm so hoping it was an accident. Randy has not been in the best place, mentally, for a while, and I'm sure this is nightmare for him. I hope he is able to overcome this.
As I said, I didn't know who was in the group, ever, and so I didn't know that Randy was the one who made "Take It to the Limit" famous. This video from 1977 shows him in fantastic form: