Inglewood Forum (also called Los Angeles Forum) concerts – Oct. 19-22, 1976

The Inglewood Forum concerts started out to be a two-night concert appearance for the Eagles, but due to sold-out shows the ticket demand increased it to FOUR nights. The Forum’s capacity is 18,000. Photos below are from three of those nights.* JD Souther opened for the Eagles, and these shows were part of the Hotel California tour, which was Randy Meisner’s last tour with the Eagles.

Eagles new 2-LP set:

“Live at the Forum ’76”, featuring ten of the songs recorded in October of 1976 at the Forum, has now been made available from Rhino on vinyl.

Their shows at the Forum were just prior to the release of Hotel California in December 1976. “Live at the Forum ’76” became available on Nov. 12, 2021 as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. The live music takes up three LP sides while the 4th side (Side B of LP 2) features an exclusive etching of the artwork.  The album set includes some of the very first live performances of “Hotel California” and “New Kid in Town”. During the October shows the band also played hits from earlier albums.

Audios on this page (scroll down) of some of the songs recorded live from the Forum:

  • Hotel California
  • Already Gone
  • James Dean
  • New Kid In Town
  • Take It Easy
  • Take It To The Limit – (flawless performance)
  • Witchy Woman

*The photo groups below are not labeled with dates, because there is some question/discrepancy on a couple of the days. I corresponded with one of the photographers, and he was at the Forum two of the nights and wasn’t sure which night he photographed the Eagles. I’ve found that to be not that unusual. If a photographer did not label photos back when they were taken, it’s hard to remember dates decades later.

“Live at the Forum ’76” album set available on vinyl
(Notice that Don Felder has been cut from the group promo shot on the album sleeve.)

album set 2

LP One
Side A
“Take It Easy”
“Take It To The Limit”
“New Kid In Town”

LP One
Side B
“James Dean”
“Good Day In Hell”
“Witchy Woman”
“Funk #49”

LP Two
Side A
“One Of These Nights”
“Hotel California”
“Already Gone”

LP Two
Side B
Etching

Hotel California live at the Inglewood Forum – Oct. 1976

Inglewood Forum stage

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh
Michael Putland, photographer



Inglewood Forum stage

Inglewood Forum concerts

Randy Meisner

Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder
Neil Zlozower, photographer

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

Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Don Felder

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder

Randy Meisner and JD Souther



Inglewood Forum stage

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

Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner

Ed Finnell, photographer

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

Glenn Frey and Don Henley

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Don Felder

Marvin Rinnig, photographer

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

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

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

Randy Meisner and Glenn Frey

Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder

Don Felder and Joe Walsh

Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh

Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Glenn Frey

Ticket and backstage pass

Inglewood Forum

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Tuesday Oct. 19, 1976

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Sept. 19, 1976

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Sept. 25, 1976

Inglewood Forum concerts

Westchester-Ladera Observer (Santa Monica, CA) – Sept. 22, 1976

Tucson Citizen (Tucson, AZ) – Oct. 5, 1976

Billboard magazine – Oct. 9, 1976

“In its first local appearance since guitarist Joe Walsh replaced Bernie Leadon, the Eagles kicked off a four-day Inglewood Forum stand Tuesday night that reinforced the band’s position as the leading exponent of the ‘L.A. Sound’.”

Concert review in LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Oct. 21, 1976

“Walsh rocked out on vocals, energetic guitar playing and several of his own hits, giving various adrenalin rushes. Other noticeable stage moments occurred when the quintet incorporated a full orchestra with strings into the arrangements.”

Inglewood Forum

Concert review in Valley News (Van Nuys, CA) – Oct. 22, 1976

Cash Box – Oct. 30, 1976

“Show opener JD Souther joined the band on rhythm guitar for their third new number, ‘New Kid In Town,’ dedicated to rock’s hottest new phenoms, Daryl Hall and John Oates.”

Concert review in Cashbox – Oct. 30, 1976

“In Los Angeles recently, they sold out two performances at the Forum; an unprecedented third, then a fourth concert was added. A fifth was considered, but the Forum was already booked.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) – Nov. 18, 1976

Recorded from the Forum shows in October 1976

“Already Gone”

“James Dean”

“New Kid In Town”

“Take It Easy”

“Take It To The Limit”

“Witchy Woman”

The Forum in Inglewood, CA

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7 thoughts on “Inglewood Forum (also called Los Angeles Forum) concerts – Oct. 19-22, 1976

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    1. USPS tracking says the new pics will be here Monday. I didn’t want to delay the entire post until Monday, so that’s why I’ll just have to add them. The stage picture on the other album sleeve has Don Felder in it, I’m assuming. It’s not totally visible in that Rhino advertisement. but should show both Felder and Joe. I hate that they omitted Felder from the other one.

  1. Lots of lovely photos, great articles to read, new information and some how or other those five songs you’ve posted sounded better than ever. The roar of the crowds was phenomenal.

    If they’d cut Randy out of the promo that would have been adding insult to injury after the Poco album cover fiasco!

    1. Those songs did sound really clear, didn’t they. I think it’s sad they left Don Felder out of that album sleeve photo. I guess Henley still needs to “get over it”.

  2. The difference between Randy and Felder is that Randy wanted to quit The Eagles at the end of the HC tour, because he was tired of all the touring and obviously drama, while Felder was kicked out. Additionally, Randy was a founding member and Felder was not.
    Randy never sued The Eagles for wrongful termination, let alone published a potentially libellous book to embarrass Glenn or Don, whereas Felder sued both his former bandmates for wrongful termination and published a book, the latter obviously sealed his fate and was the nail in the coffin as far as remaining on good terms with his ex-bandmates was concerned, but it was all his own doing.
    This page – http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/showthread.php?2544-Felder-on-Facebook!/page11 – has a post made by a guy named Austin, who uses the online name WalshFan88, and it shows what Felder really is like as a person.
    Since Don Henley has never made any statement about cropping or airbrushing Felder out of the old photos in the artwork, it’s unfair to squarely blame him, and nobody knows exactly why Felder was airbrushed out. He wrote the song “Get Over It” out of frustration with and contempt for people, namely TV talk show hosts, blaming their problems on others who don’t deserve it.

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