When hell freezes over …

July 31, 1980 ~  Alan Cranston is running for the Senate and calls on The Eagles to help. They oblige and hold a fundraising concert in Long Beach, California to support Cranston. The Eagles had been fuming for while with Don Felder and Glenn Frey cussin’ and feuding through the whole show – Frey caught on mike saying “only a few more songs before I kick your fuckin’ ass.”

It turned out to be the last concert for The Eagles until their infamous “Hell Freezes Over” tour 14 years later – the name taken from Henley’s exclamation after that Long Beach show when asked by a reporter when we’d see the next live Eagles concert:  “It’ll happen when hell freezes over.”

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(Glenn Frey “salutes” Don Felder as he jumps into a limo and exits the Long Beach show.)

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