Eagles softball game and concert in Nashville, TN – June 22-23, 1977

An Eagles softball game and concert in Nashville took place in June 1977. The softball game was at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, TN on June 22, 1977. The Eagles concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium was on June 23, 1977.

The Eagles (Party Plane team) played softball against Elektra-Asylum Records and Nashville radio personalities. With the help of Glenn Frey getting two homeruns, the Eagles beat the opposing team. The next day was their concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium with special guest, Andrew Gold.

Eagles softball game at Edwin Warner Park:

“Frey hit two homeruns over the fence – much to the surprise of the opposition and his own teammates.”
Randy is behind Glenn next to the fence.

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – June 23, 1977

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – June 23, 1977

“Eagles vocalist Glenn Frey takes a big swing for the Party Plane in their softball game with a team made up of Elektra-Asylum Records and Nashville radio celebrities at Edwin Warner Park on June 22, 1977.”

“Eagles vocalist Glenn Frey is all smiles as he receives congratulations for one of his two home runs for the Party Plane in their softball game with a team made up of Elektra-Asylum Records and Nashville radio celebrities at Edwin Warner Park on June 22, 1977.”

Eagles play softball against Elektra-Asylum Records and Nashville radio personalities at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville on June 22, 1977. The next day was their concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Cashbox – July 2, 1977

Eagles concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium:

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Don Felder

Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Nashville concert poster

softball game and Eagles concert
softball game and Eagles concert
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – May 27, 1977
softball game and Eagles concert
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – May 29, 1977

Amusement Business – June 11, 1977

“The crowd demanded encores, and encores they got, three in all.”

Concert review in The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – June 24, 1977

Winners of free Eagles tickets

Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN) – June 25, 1977

softball game and Eagles concert
Radio and Records magazine – July 1, 1977

Interesting story of how Joe Walsh wasn’t the only person considered to replace Bernie Leadon. I’ve not read this anywhere else before, so I’m not sure if it’s accurate or not. When the Eagles were interviewed by John Tobler for BBC Radio in London in April 1977, they said that Joe Walsh was their only choice.

softball game
Mac Gayden’s Facebook page of Nov. 17, 2019

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