Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in early 1977. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.Who wrote Hotel California?
The title for "Life in the Fast Lane" was inspired by a conversation between Frey and his drug dealer during a high speed car ride. The chord progression and basic melody of the title track, "Hotel California", was written by Don Felder. Don Henley wrote most of the lyrics, with contributions from Glenn Frey.Where was Hotel California written?
It seems to me that the song Hotel California is mostly based on an era of intense drug use, especially on the West Coast. The song was written in 1976, the seventies being a high point for drug use. There is an actual Hotel California, located in Baja California (North Western Mexico) where drug use was prominent.