Eagles' 'Hotel California' Turned into "World's Largest Vinyl Record"
Published Jan 02, 2014The Eagles already have one of the biggest records in the world in terms of all-time sales, and now they have possibly the largest record in terms of sheer size. The band are performing a six-show residency at the Forum in Los Angeles this month, and the venue is celebrating its relaunch by installing an enormous Hotel California record on top of the building.
The Forum is claiming this as the world's largest record. It's made of vinyl and is 407 feet in diameter, covering an incredible 250,000 square feet (or 5.7 acres). It weighs more than 50,000 pounds and sports letters as tall as the Hollywood sign.
It spins at 17 miles per hour and is visible to planes that fly into LAX airport. It doesn't actually play music however — just imagine how big the needle would have to be.
Below, watch a video about the record, which includes lots of facts about its size and the logistics of its creation. The Eagles will be playing at the Forum on January 15, 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25.