Steve Kline Ages of Rock
Also on this date in 1972, The Eagles release Take It Easy.
Jackson Browne begins writing Take It Easy in 1971 for his own self-titled debut album but has difficulty finishing the song. His friend and then-neighbor Glenn Frey hears an early version and likes it so much that Browne gives it to him for his new band, The Eagles. Frey finishes the second verse (beginning with, “…such a fine sight to see, it’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford…”) and the resulting single climbs to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.