I got seven women on my mind

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 3

Staple Singers1972: The Staple Singers rule the charts with I’ll Take You There.

The EaglesAlso 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.