"You can check out any time you like but you can never leave" was the policy for the Hotel California and also songwriter Don Henley's policy for his handwritten lyric sheets. However, 45 years after The Eagles released their classic song, those lyric sheets ended up at auction, prompting legal action from Henley. Professor Travis McDade shared his expertise in rare manuscript theft with the LA Times for their in-depth examination of the mystery and legal case revolving around those lyrics. "This seemed to be a deliberate effort to obfuscate who the rightful owner was," McDade said. Bring your alibis, as Henley memorably sang.
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