Eagles vs. Rolling Stone Magazine


In 1978, the Eagles got tired of the lame reviews about how they “loitered on-stage” and so they challenged the nerds at Rolling Stone to a softball match. The Eagles line-up was filled out with fat roadies and Peter Cetera of Chicago (who looks pretty beefy here, but I always pictured him as a skinny hippie). The Eagles won the game, who’d a guessed that?  A bunch of former jocks taking on some skinny critics like Fong-Torres or whatever his name is.

May 1978 --- Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, stand in the field during a charity baseball game hosted by the Eagles.  The Eagles were the most popular band of the seventies and their reunion tour in the nineties was also very successful. --- Image by © Henry Diltz/CORBIS

May 1978 — Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, stand in the field during a charity baseball game hosted by the Eagles. The Eagles were the most popular band of the seventies and their reunion tour in the nineties was also very successful. — Image by © Henry Diltz/CORBIS

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