Eagles Receive Honorary Doctorates

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The Eagles, along with Allison Krauss (center) and Mulatu Astatke (left of Krauss), received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh (far left) was born in Wichita.

The Eagles received honorary doctorates on this past weekend from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The current Eagles lineup of Glenn Fry, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmidt and Wichita-born Joe Walsh were recognized for their achievements in contemporary music, for their enduring contributions to popular culture, and for the influence their careers and music have had over Berklee’s international student body.

At its commencement exercises, Berklee also conferred honorary doctorates to bluegrass musician Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

The Eagles have begun a late spring/summer U.S. tour. Walsh’s first solo album in 20 years, Analog Man, will be released June 5, and he has solo dates scheduled for August.

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