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
Notice in the Los Angeles Times – Dec. 29, 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.”
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.”
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.”
Concert review in Cashbox – Jan. 18, 1975
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!
Wow, I bet that was such a fun New Years Eve. I would have loved to have been there.