On This Day In Eagles History
December 7, 1999
A huge day for the Eagles as the compilation album, “Their Greatest Hits (1971 – 1975)” was certified as the best-selling album of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was certified 29x platinum – 29 million albums shipped – in 2006.
Released on February 17, 1976 the album debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. The next week it took the #1 spot where it stayed for 5 weeks, being bumped by Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive”.