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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Glenn Frey Checks Out! 6th November 1948 - 18th January 2016

Woke up this morning to the news that Glenn Frey passed away yesterday. He was 67 years old and died after complications from a recent surgery.

The first time I ever heard the Eagles when I was a kid (maybe about 9 or 10 years old) it was the voice of Glenn Frey singing Take It Easy (a song that he co-wrote with Jackson Browne).

Vocal duties of course were shared with Don Henley (and other members of the band but mainly Don) and together with Frey they penned some of the finest tracks the band recorded, here's just a few of them: Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, On the Border (also Bernie Leadon contributed), James Dean (with Jackson Browne and J.D. Souther contributing), Best of My Love (with Souther), One of These Nights, Lyin' Eyes, Take It To The Limit (with Randy Meisner), After The Thrill Is Gone, Hotel California (with Don Felder contributing), New Kid In Town (with Souther contributing), Life In The Fast Lane (with Joe Walsh contributing), Wasted Time, Victim of Love (with Felder and Souther contributing), The Last Resort, The Long Run, Heartache Tonight (with Bob Seger and Souther contributing), Get Over It, Busy Being Fabulous, and a stack of other tunes from Long Road Out to Eden (the last Eagles album).

I was never a fan of a lot of his solo material.

It was not condisered a sign of coolness to like the Eagles, especially when Punk came along but I always had a soft spot for them and am unashamed of it.

So that's another one gone from the ranks and January has not even ended yet!

Rest in Peace Glenn Frey.

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