The Eagles were at their height of popularity when “New Kid in Town” hit No. 1 on this date in 1977. It was a single from the “Hotel California” album.
Linden native Don Henley co-wrote the song with bandmates Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther.
“New Kid in Town” won a Grammy for Best Vocal Arrangement.
In the Spotlight
-- 2019: Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Tyler native, is on “America’s News Headquarters.”
-- 2019: Terrell native Jamie Foxx is seen on “Extra.”
-- 2018: Alan Tudyk, who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, voices a character on “American Dad.”
-- 2016: Golden native Kacey Musgraves is a guest on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon.
-- 2016: Longview native Forest Whitaker is a guest on “Live! with Kelly.”
-- 2010: At the NAACP Image Awards, Terrell native Jamie Foxx is a nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (“Law Abiding Citizen”) and, along with T-Pain, a nominee for Outstanding Music Video and Outstanding Song (“Blame It”).
-- 1999: Tyler native Richard Bradford stars in “Just the Ticket” with Andie MacDowell and Andy Garcia.
-- 1997: Ellen DeGeneres, who spent her high school years in Atlanta, hosts the Emmy Awards.
-- 1997: At the Grammy Awards, Neal McCoy of Longview and Atlanta native Tracy Lawrence are among country stars nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (“Hope: Country Music’s Quest for a Cure”).
-- 1997: Terrell native Jamie Foxx stars in the comedy “Booty Call.”
-- 1988: Longview native Forest Whitaker appears in “Bloodsport,” a martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
-- 1980: Brad Maule, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, has a guest role on “The White Shadow.”
-- 1976: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on “The Mike Douglas Show.”
-- 1973: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a guest on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”
-- 1973: Marshall native George Foreman is a celebrity panelist on “The Hollywood Squares.”
-- 1973: Tyler native Johnny Gimble is a nominee for Fiddle Player of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
-- 1972: Gilmer native Freddie King begins recording his blues album “Texas Cannonball.”
-- 1966: Panola County native Jim Reeves’s “Snowflake” peaks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
-- 1966: Tyler native Richard Bradford has a guest role on “Gunsmoke.”