Each Thursday this summer, BIG 100.3 will play a classic live performance at noon.  The song will come from actual concerts in the Washington D.C. area.

#TBT (also known as Throwback Thursday) is an opportunity to take a look (and a listen) back to the incredible artists that have come through the nation's capital over the years. 

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This week's #TBT will feature Eagles.  The live track will come from their performance at Capital Centre on March, 21 1977.

In LA, Don Henley recorded an album with a band called Shiloh.  He met a fellow musician named Glenn Frey.  They both joined Linda Ronstadt's backing band in early 1971.

Then, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon joined Ronstadt's band.

Henley, Frey, Meisner, and Leadon only played together once at a Linda Ronstadt concert.  But, all four musicians contributed to her 1972 self-titled album.

After the gig, Henley and Frey asked Meisner and Leadon to start a band.  That band was called Eagles.

Eagles' debut, self-titled album was released on June 1, 1972.

The debut was an immediate success for the band.

For the next eight years, Eagles became one of the biggest American bands of all time.  In the decade, the band released six studio albums.  Each one went platinum.

Frey and Henley have remained staples in the lineup.  Leadon was replaced by Joe Walsh in 1975.  Meisner was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit in 1977. 

The band broke up in 1980.

But, they reunited in 1994.  Since then, the Eagles have consistently toured and they released another album, Long Road Out of Eden, in 2007.