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Seven Bridges Road by Eagles
Album: Eagles LiveReleased: 1980Charted:
The "Seven Bridges Road" is Woodley Road in Montgomery, Alabama. This song describes the emotions the singer feels as he travels the road, which does have 7 bridges and moss covered trees.
This was written and originally recorded by the Country singer Steve Young in 1969 on his debut album Rock Salt & Nails
. It is Young's most famous song.
According to issue 338 of Goldmine magazine, the Eagles didn't want to do a live album, but Joe Smith, who worked for their label, kept trying to convince them to do one. The band finally agreed to record some shows in 1980, but at the last minute threatened to cancel unless Smith could answer a trivia question, which he did: "Who were the four 20-game winners on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff in 1971?" Answer: Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson, Dave McNally and Jim Palmer.