Eagles “In Concert” TV show taping at UCLA – June 1973

The Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) was in the university’s Royce Hall. The Eagles and several other bands were filmed on June 20 & 22, 1973. The two tapings of all these mini concerts were free to UCLA students to attend, and they were then aired on ABC’s “In Concert” in August in two separate televised shows (Aug. 3 and Aug. 17). The Eagles segment aired on August 3, 1973. Ike and Tina Turner also aired on August 3.

This UCLA appearance in June 1973 was part of their Desperado tour. The video for the Eagles’ segment of Tequila Sunrise, Earlybird, and Witchy Woman is below. Randy Meisner is wearing his John Deere shirt.

Eagles “In Concert” TV show taping at UCLA

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Bernie Leadon

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Bernie Leadon

Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Bernie Leadon

Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey, and Randy Meisner

Bernie Leadon, Glenn Frey, and Randy Meisner

Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner

Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner

Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner

Glenn Frey and Don Henley

Keith Moon introduces the Eagles’ portion of the “In Concert” taping, which consisted of three songs:

  • Tequila Sunrise (with the extra verse)
  • Earlybird
  • Witchy Woman

“The performance, which is being sponsored by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Thursday and is free to UCLA students, will be held in Royce Hall and will be shown on network television later in the summer or in the early fall.”

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

UCLA Summer Bruin student newspaper – June 15, 1973

Student ticket for show taping for one of the two days

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA
Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN) – Aug. 3, 1973

UCLA Summer Bruin student newspaper – June 22, 1973

Show taping of Ike and Tina Turner Revue
Aired on August 3, 1973, which was the same day the Eagles’ performance was aired on TV

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

Cash Box – Aug. 11, 1973

“As with all ‘In Concert’ programs, this show will be broadcast simultaneously in stereophonic sound on ABC FM radio stations and by other FM and some AM stations across the country, providing viewers with the best sound available.”

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) – July 28, 1973

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA) – July 29, 1973

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Aug. 12, 1973
Excerpt of the Eagles’ portion of a lengthy LA Times review

UCLA Royce Hall

Eagles In Concert TV show taping at UCLA

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