New Years Eve at the Shrine Auditorium – Dec. 31, 1974

The Eagles celebrated New Years Eve at the Shrine with friends Dan Fogelberg, JD Souther, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and Joe Walsh. According to the newspaper article, the Shrine Auditorum in Los Angeles was the place to be on New Years Eve. The Eagles know how to throw a party…and bananas. Joe Walsh wasn’t a member of the band yet, so he was a guest on stage.

New Years Eve at the Shrine 1974

Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, Glenn Frey, Don Henley (on drums), Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne

Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Don Felder, and Bernie Leadon

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder

Randy Meisner and JD Souther

Randy Meisner, Don Henley (on drums), Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Bernie Leadon
USC Daily Trojan (Univ. of Southern California student newspaper) – Jan. 10, 1975

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

Don Henley

Notice in the Los Angeles Times – Dec. 29, 1974

New Years Eve at the Shrine 1974

Ticket and backstage pass

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Dec. 29, 1974

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Jan. 4, 1975

“When midnight arrived, the Eagles treated everybody to a bluegrass treatment of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, released a passel full of balloons and let loose a gorilla who threw bananas to the audience.”

New Years Eve at the Shrine 1974

Concert review in the News-Pilot (San Pedro, CA) – Jan. 4, 1975

“The group combines great music with smooth harmonizing vocals, something that has been missing from rock since the legendary Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young departed.”

New Years Eve at the Shrine 1974

Concert review in the USC Daily Trojan (Univ. of Southern California student newspaper) – Jan. 10, 1975

“They are one of the best functioning examples of how a band, through mutual respect and cooperation, can far exceed the sum of their individual talents.”

New Years Eve at the Shrine Auditorium

Concert review in Cashbox – Jan. 18, 1975

Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles – capacity 6,300

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  1. We (me and my 10 good buddies) walked from my apartment on Orchard Ave to the show and it was absolutely amazing. We knew it was really cool but didn’t realize at the time exactly how cool it was. We do today, that’s for sure! Good times!

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