How The Eagles’ “Hotel California” Title Changed From “Mexican Reggae”

How The Eagles’ “Hotel California” Title Changed From “Mexican Reggae”

The Eagles’ Don Felder revealed that Don Henley had originally called “Hotel California” by a different name.

“Henley…said he really liked that song and I think he kind of nicknamed it ‘Mexican Reggae,'” Felder explained. “And I went, ‘Oh, OK. ‘Mexican Reggae.’ That sounds good to me. So, Henley came up with the idea of ‘Hotel California’ and just did a masterful job, I think, of providing the lyrics to that song.”

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