1981 Eagles – Seven Bridges Road

1981 Eagles – Seven Bridges Road 

Steve Young was primarily a Country singer/songwriter who began recording music in 1968. His second album contained his most notable composition, Seven Bridges Road.

The original song referred to Woodley Road in Montgomery, Alabama which crossed over a series of bridges. He wrote the song during the sixties and first recorded it on his second album in 1969. 

Performances at the Troubador of the song had exposed the Eagles to the song. When the Eagles began playing larger venues, they began warming up for their shows by singing the song in a locker room. Later, they began singing the song when they first took the stage; they sang the song a cappella while standing around a single mike. 

In 1980, the band released a live album that included Seven Bridges Road. The recording became a single that reached #21 on the Hot 100 and #17 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in early 1981.


The band had essentially fallen apart during 1980 and only put together the live album due to contract requirements. It would be 1994 before the Eagles returned to performing and recording and arrived on the Hot 100 again!


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