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  • Sep 1, 1979
    The Eagles complete work on "The Long Run." Conway Twitty remakes the album's "Heartache Tonight" as a country hit. Lorrie Morgan covers "The Sad Cafe" and Vince Gill does "I Can't Tell You Why" on "Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles"
    Sep 24, 1979
    Asylum releases The Eagles' "The Long Run." Several songs from the album are remade by country stars for the 1993 release "Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles," including "Heartache Tonight," "The Sad Cafe" and "I Can't Tell You Why"
    Feb 1, 1980
    The Eagles' pop hit "Heartache Tonight" is certified gold by the RIAA, while the album it came from, "The Long Run," goes gold and platinum. The song goes on to become a country hit for Conway Twitty in 1983
    Mar 20, 1980
    Joseph Riviera holds the Asylum Records employees in New York hostage, demanding an audience with The Eagles or Jackson Browne. He surrenders when he discovers neither California-based act is in the office
    Apr 4, 1980
    Mickey Gilley records "Stand By Me" in Nashville for the movie "Urban Cowboy"
    Apr 25, 1980
    Asylum releases the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack. The two-disc album features Kenny Rogers, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Anne Murray, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg and J.D. Souther
    May 12, 1980
    Sometimes-country singer Linda Ronstadt's New Wave-inspired album "Mad Love" is certified gold and platinum by the RIAA
    Jun 30, 1980
    Full Moon/Asylum releases Johnny Lee's "Lookin' For Love." The B-side is another song from the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack, The Eagles' "Lyin' Eyes"
    Jul 14, 1980
    The "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack earns a gold album from the RIAA. It features Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Walsh, Bob Seger, Dan Fogelberg and The Charlie Daniels Band, among others
    Jul 24, 1980
    Ten days after it went gold, the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack is certified platinum by the RIAA. The double album features Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Eagles, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther, Jimmy Buffett and The Charlie Daniels Band, among others

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