On This Day :
May 7, 1977 : Hotel California, song by American band Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart.
Fun facts :
* Hotel California title track from the Eagles' album of the same name was released as a single in February 1977.
* Hotel California was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978.
* The song's guitar solo was voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine in 1998.
* Rolling Stone magazine ranked Hotel California #49 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
* Ian Anderson from the British band Jethro Tull has pointed out its similarity to his song We Used To Know (1969).
* Don Felder credited for the music of Hotel California said he was unfamiliar with Jethro Tull and that he never heard the song.