Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. There is no doubt that the mega-sales of the Eagles' album, "Hotel California" were helped by having three huge hits off the same album. Which one of the following hits did *NOT* appear on the album?
2. While the album led the band in a new direction musically, the themes of the lyrics were similar to previous material. Which is *NOT* a common theme of Eagles' music?
3. Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley wrote most of the music but it was Mr Henley that wrote most of the lyrics.
True or False: Don Henley drove out into the desert seeking inspiration for the lyrics to the song "Hotel California".
4. True or false: "Hotel California" is a concept album.
5. Bernie Leadon was the guitarist most responsible for the previous country rock feel of the Eagles' music. He was replaced by Joe Walsh, a rocker on this album. Which Eagle wrote the opening guitar riff for the "New Kid in Town"?
6. The Eagles have had two outstanding bass players throughout their playing career (effectively stopped when Glenn Frey died in 2017). Which bass guitarist played on "Hotel California" (album)?
7. With so many singers in the band, singing lead was contentious. "Victim of Love" was Mr Felder's idea and song and it was first recorded with him singing lead. Who sang lead on the final version?
8. Although this is a quintessential California album, most of it was recorded in Miami. Why?
9. Whilst the Eagles will always be associated with California, how many of the five principal musicians on this record were born in California?
10. The album "Hotel California" was critically acclaimed as evidenced by its five 1978 Grammy nominations, winning two. For "Album of the Year", it was up against Fleetwood Mac's behemoth "Rumours". Did "Hotel California" win "Album of the Year"?
Source: Author 1nn1
This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor agony
before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.