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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: the Eagles perform during "History Of The Eagles Live In Concert" at the Bridgestone Arena on October 16, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Eagles’ “Tequila Sunrise”

The Hook: Guitarist Bernie Leadon says it evokes the band’s early days in Aspen, Colorado.

Album: Desperado

Year: 1973

Writers: Don Henley and Glenn Frey

Stats: Peaked at number-64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Original Eagle Bernie Leadon left the group in 1980, but rejoined them as a special guest for their History of the Eagles tour in 2013 and has been with them in that capacity ever since. He shares his thoughts on “Tequila Sunrise,” from the Desperado album, which features him on lead guitar.

Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon on “Tequila Sunrise.” OC:…getting together. :15

“I always thought that tune was about the first bar we played in in Aspen, Colorado where tequila sunrises were the most popular drink, y’know. I mean, I think it had a lot to do with that period of time. I always liked it, because it was very evocative of what we had lived through when we were first getting together.”