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  • BACK OBAMA: When you listen to the Eagles,

  • you hear perfect harmony,

  • a supergrouphose greatest hits

  • so more copies in the United States

  • than any other record in the 20th century.

  • And the 20th century had some pretty good music.

  • ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentmen, Grammy and Academy Award-winr

  • ngo Starr.

  • ♪ ♪

  • STAR Go eveng, erybody.

  • I'm honored to be here to congratulatthe Eagles,

  • cludinmy broer-ilaw, Joe Walsh,

  • who forced me to do this.

  • (laughter)

  • And his bandmates

  • Don Henle,

  • and thlatelenn Fy.

  • (applause)

  • I'm going to let you hear it

  • from the woman who was there in the beginning,

  • Linda Ronstadt.

  • (crowd cheering)

  • There's hole in the worldonight... ♪

  • who created music that transcends time,

  • with the next?

  • than

  • You can say at they were keen observers of life,

  • who made their stories feel like our n.

  • Worldomorw...♪

  • Me

  • Something about them felt familiar.

  • ♪ A I'm feeling... ♪

  • They look like us.

  • They were who we wanted to be.

  • ♪ I will sing... ♪

  • s

  • and a suburban kid from Detroit find each other

  • athe dn of their musical journeys?

  • They went toca.

  • Feeling bter

  • Now that we're through... ♪

  • and the place I met Glenn Frey, Don Henley,

  • and a lot of other musians

  • l,

  • their next paycheck or their next meal.

  • You're no good... ♪

  • anred Glenn, a great guitar playe

  • with an exquisite vocal range.

  • ♪ I got a feeling called the blues, oh, Lord... ♪

  • And Don was an ideal drummer for a singer like me.

  • and was a brilliant vocalist.

  • Cry, oh, Lord

  • ♪ I've grown so used to... ♪

  • On the rd, Gnn a Don

  • played and wrote music all night,

  • to form their own band.d mn

  • ♪ I gothe lovick ues.♪

  • One of these nights

  • Onef the crazy old nights... ♪

  • and so did the Eagles.

  • Their music was impeccable.

  • Every note and lyric were considered,

  • and evy song mattered.

  • Welme t the Hotel Califoia

  • the Eagles had come of age.b,

  • Plenty of room

  • at th

  • This song ofrofod renance

  • would becon iconic part of our musicalandscape

  • for the next 40 years.

  • ♪ ♪

  • rock and roll.

  • th d

  • And Timothy B. Schmit added a soaring vocal range

  • that elevated every harmony.

  • SCHMIT: What's it like

  • to?

  • It's just part of myife.

  • Ias standing

  • All alone... ♪

  • FREY: We managed to represent

  • that period of time,

  • in the ‘70s, Southern Califnia,

  • I hope that's remembered like the Roaringwents ar

  • Given me the will to survive... ♪

  • HENLEY: We wanted longevity.

  • wasn'a

  • s

  • It wasn't a pleasant diversion. It was ae.

  • ng,

  • WALSH: We set out to become a band for our time.

  • ove will keep us ali...

  • But sotimes, if you do a good enough b,

  • you become band for all time.

  • RONSTADT: To my brothers, the Eagles,

  • forever may you fly.

  • to welcome four-time Grammy-winners Kin of Leon.

  • Well,'m running down t road

  • Trying to loosemy load

  • ♪ I got seven women on mmind

  • ♪♪

  • Two that want to stone me

  • of mine

  • d

  • Take it ey

  • Take it easy

  • Don't lhe snd o your own wheels

  • Drive you crazy

  • Lighten up while you still can

  • Don't even try to understand

  • Just find a place to make your stand

  • And take it easy

  • Well, I'm a standing on aorne

  • IWinslow, Arizona

  • And such a fine sight to see

  • d ♪

  • n a flbed Ford

  • Slowingown to take a look at me

  • Come on, baby

  • Don't say maybe

  • ♪ I got to know if your sweet love

  • Is gonna save me

  • We may lose and we may win

  • Though we wilnever here again

  • So open up, I'm climbing in

  • Take it easy

  • ♪ ♪

  • Ooh

  • Ooh, ooh

  • Ooh, ooh

  • Ooh, ooh

  • Got to take it easy

  • We got to take it easy. ♪

  • (mic ends)

  • ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen,

  • multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winner Juanes,

  • (bd plingHotel California”)

  • On a dark dest highy

  • Cool wind in my hair

  • Warm smell of colitas

  • Rising up through the air

  • Up ahead in the distance

  • ♪ I saw a shimmering light

  • My head grew heavy and my sight gredim

  • ♪ I had to stop for the night

  • There she stood in the doorway

  • ♪ I heard the mission bell

  • ♪ I was thinking to myself

  • This could be heaven or this could be hell

  • Then she lit up a candle

  • And s showed me the way

  • There were voices down the corridor

  • ♪ I thought I heard them say

  • Welcome to the Hotel California

  • Such a lovely place

  • Sh a lovely place

  • ♪ S♪

  • There's plenty of room at the Hotel California

  • Any time of year

  • Any time of year

  • Mirrors on the ceiling

  • The pink champagne on ice

  • And she said

  • We are all just prisors her

  • Of our own device

  • And in the master's chambers

  • They gathered for the feast

  • They stab it with their steelknives

  • But they just can't kill the beast

  • ♪ I was running for the dr

  • ♪ I had to find the passage back

  • Relax, said the night man

  • We are programmed to receive

  • You can check out any time you like

  • But you can never leave. ♪

  • (electric guitar interlude playing)

  • (electric guar interlude continues)

  • (song ds, crowd cheering)

  • Ye, it's me again. Hey.

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