It was 40 years ago Saturday (November 7th, 1980) the Eagles Live — the Eagles' final album before their 14-year-split was released. The concert collection, which followed the band's 1979 The Long Run chart-topper, was culled from the band's three October 1976 shows at The Forum in L.A. — which featured original bassist Randy Meisner — along with July 1980 performances from Long Beach and Santa Monica, California.
Following the wrap of The Long Run's tour, Glenn Frey, who was not on speaking terms with the band, recorded his overdubs for the set in L.A., while Don Henley worked with producer Bill Szymczyk (pronounced: SIMM-zick), Joe Walsh, Don Felder, and Timothy B. Schmit to get the tapes in order for release. The band turned down a $2 million offer by Asylum Records to record two new songs for the double album.
Eagles Live peaked at Number Six on the Billboard 200, but only spent six weeks in the Top 10. In early-1981, the album's lone single, an acoustic cover of Steve Young's “Seven Bridges Road,” made it to Number 21.