The long, hot summer of 1972 was a schizophrenic time to flip on the radio, with bombast rock from Three Dog Night and Janis Joplin battling for pop supremacy with cheesy acts like the Partridge Family and the Osmonds. Into that great divide a single with a new Southern-fried sound slipped through: the Eagles' "Take It Easy." The song was a modest hit. But more important, it heralded the arrival of the California... More >>>