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