Despite the Dead’s success, there have been a few musical blunders along the way.
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The surviving members of the Byrds haven’t appeared together since 2000.
There came a point in the 1980s when E and L chose not to wait for the original P.
Today, it’s easy to connect this free-form tune with the first flowerings of punk.
After briefly trying a five-man lineup with Barrett, Gilmour admits they “ceased to go pick him up.”
‘It was inappropriately titled’: Did ‘History of the Eagles’ focus too much on Glenn Frey and Don Henley?
“It should have been titled,” Don Felder says, “‘The History of Don Henley and Glenn Frey.’”
‘You won’t abuse my song’: Steve Cropper on the Stax hit that caused a tussle between Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd
“Here are these two guys,” Cropper marvels, “wrestling in the control room.”
The grumpy Eagles drummer tried to stop them from releasing this song.
Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.
‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, even stand up at Eagles concerts
“You pay for your seat,” Henley helpfully reminds. “Sit in it.”