Music: Desert Singers

The Eagles were conceived in the teachings of Carlos Castaneda and his ephemeral medicine man, Don Juan. The Mojave Desert was their classroom, and they named themselves after one of the major spirits in the Indian cosmos: the eagle. During long sleepless nights on raw tequila and peyote, the young musicians studied. "There is a scene in Castaneda in which Don Juan tells him to walk until he finds his power spot," says Guitarist Glenn Frey. "After searching for hours, he collapses. He wakes up to find Don Juan, who laughs and tells him...

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