On July 12, 1971, the Eagles played together for the first time – as a backup band for Linda Ronstadt. The story of how this young group of musicians met when they all landed in Los Angeles in the late 1960s and early 1970s is best told by songs from a timeless catalog of hits that will have you singing. and applaud.

Karen Coughlin and Jay Davis star in The Eagles & Linda Ronstadt: What Could Have Beena concert featuring the hits of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario from October 18-30. Featuring Glenn Bladon, John Minnis, Rich Levesque and Bob Gasson, this live band will recreate the hits and tell some of the stories of how these powerhouse bands started together and branched out to create the sound known as country-rock. .

Created by Jesse Collins, who told the story of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in Morrisburg with his hit show Dean & Jerry: What Could Have Beenthis show is another in its what could have been concert/documentary series.

“The first gig I saw was the Eagles in 1978,” Collins recalls, “and Linda Ronstadt’s music has played in my house since I was a kid. Hearing a great band play those tunes – especially with two of Canada’s most incredible performers, Karen and Jay – it does more than bring back a few memories. It brings an entire era to life. The California scene of the 70s completely changed the musical landscape and revisiting it with this show leaves everyone with a smile, including me!

Career highlights are intertwined in this two-act show, covering successes and tales of their escapades and history. They may have started out as the lead singer and his backup band, but they’ve rarely played together over the years. But what could it have been if they had been able to do one last tour, after all the success and all the heartache… what could it have been?

The Eagles & Linda Ronstadt: What Might Have Been is filled with songs you’ll remember in a concert format you won’t soon forget.

Upper Canada Playhouse is located at 12320 County Rd. #2 in Morrisburg, Ont. For schedules and ticket information, visit https://uppercanadaplayhouse.com/shows/the-eagles-linda-ronstadt/

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