University of Oklahoma – Nov. 8, 1976

The Eagles University of Oklahoma concert was held in the Lloyd Noble Center on campus in Norman, Oklahoma on Nov. 8, 1976. JD Souther opened for the Eagles. The Eagles had a concert somewhere almost every night in November 1976 as part of the “Hotel California” tour.

A local radio station donated a rare African Bateleur eagle to the Oklahoma City Zoo in honor of this Eagles concert. Later, in 1995, Don Henley donated $100,000 plus another $150,000 over the following two years to the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Its mission is finding conservation solutions for birds. The center was having a financial crisis when Don gave the donation.

Eagles University of Oklahoma concert
A librarian sent these two photos of the student newspaper to me just like this. Perhaps she was afraid to flatten them on a scanner due to the age of the papers. So I then straightened the article and each of the photos, which are below.

The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) front page – Nov. 10, 1976 (Randy’s photo isn’t in the student paper, but he is in the four stage photos below.)

The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) Page 7 – Nov. 10, 1976 (Randy’s photo isn’t in the student paper, but he is in the four stage photos below.)

Don Felder
The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) front page – Nov. 10, 1976

Joe Walsh
The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) front page – Nov. 10, 1976

Glenn Frey
The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) pg 7 – Nov. 10, 1976

JD Souther
The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) pg 7 – Nov. 10, 1976

Concert review in The Oklahoma Daily (student university newspaper) pg 7 – Nov. 10, 1976

Don Henley (on drums), Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

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

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

Don Henley and Randy Meisner

A local radio station gave away Eagles tickets and Eagles albums. The station also donated a rare African Bateleur eagle to the Oklahoma City Zoo in conjunction with the Eagles concert. The Bateleur eagle has a lifespan of about 27 years.

Daily Oklahoman – Oct. 31, 1976

Daily Oklahoman – Oct. 31, 1976

Daily Oklahoman – Nov. 7, 1976

Pictured is the zoo director and the WKY radio personalities.

From the book “Images of America Oklahoma City Zoo 1960-2013”

The photo caption is incorrect in stating the concert was held at the zoo. It was held at the Lloyd Noble Center on campus.

Eagles University of Oklahoma concert
University of Oklahoma - Nov. 8, 1976

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) – Oct. 24, 1976

Eagles University of Oklahoma concert

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) – Nov. 8, 1976

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) – Nov. 9, 1976

“Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh celebrated their birthday with a party on the weekend.”

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) – Nov. 11, 1976

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