“History of the Eagles,” the Emmy award-winning documentary about the iconic rock band, will be available on Netflix starting Wednesday.
The documentary, produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Alison Ellwood, chronicles the 1970s rock band’s rise to international fame, eventually becoming one of the world’s biggest-selling and culturally significant bands in music history.
Part One of the film features over 25 new interviews with current band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit as well as former Eagles members Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder. Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Kenny Rogers were also interviewed for the project.
Part Two explores the personal and professional struggles band members faced when they broke up in 1980, and the band’s 1994 reunion.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time.
“Almost Famous” writer and director Cameron Crowe is one of the Eagles many famous fans, he has written articles about the band and their music was featured on the soundtrack for “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”