Thank Don Felder
Today the Eagles' Hotel California became the Number One song in the land back in 1977. It is generally pretty amazing if an unedited song of six-and-a-half-minutes can reach the top of the chart, but it did after about 10-12 weeks.
It's one of the greatest rock songs of all time, and it was a "demo" that Don Felder wrote and submitted to Frey and Henley. Good thing they liked it and began to work on it with him! Don Felder plays the 12-string guitar intro, and Joe Walsh plays the back and forth guitar parts with Felder throughout the rest of the song. So as far as I'm concerned, the credit belongs mostly to Don Felder. I also supported him for insisting on a more equitable percentage, at the time that Frey and Henley were trying to over-weigh their shares of the touring profits. The Eagles are not just Frey and Henley, they are a band. Don Felder was an important piece of that band, especially on this date.