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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