PHOTO: GLENN FREY DIED!!! RIP Glenn! (11/6/1948 - 1/18/2016)

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist and Singer, Dies at 67

Glenn Lewis Frey (/fra/) (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founder member of rock band the Eagles.
During the seventies, Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards;  alongside Don Henley, Frey was the lead singer from the Eagles, he sang lead vocals on songs such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".

 




 
January 18, 2016















Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist and Singer, Dies at 67

Guitarist and founding member of The Eagles Glenn Frey has died at 67.
The musician and co-writer of hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” took a turn for the worst after struggling with intestinal issues.
“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Acute Ulcerative Colitis, Pneumonia, and Rheumatoid Arthritis” a statement on the band’s website said.
Frey is a six-time Grammy winner and enjoyed solo success with songs like “The Heat Is On,” from Eddie Murphy‘s 1984 classic “Beverly Hills Cop.”
The Eagles broke up in 1980, coming back briefly in 1994 for their successful “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour.   The band was set to for recognition at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors alongside the likes of Carole King, but pushed a year due to Frey’s health issues.
Eagles drummer Don Henley offered his remembrance of Frey shortly after the news was announced:

 
“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction.    But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved.     We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream:  to make our mark in the music industry.    With perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. 
But, Glenn was the one who started it all.    He was the spark plug, the man with the plan.    He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn’t quit.    He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven.    He loved his wife and kids more than anything.    We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow.    We brought our two-year “History of the Eagles Tour” to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone.    
I’m not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.    It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it.    But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life.    Rest in peace, my brother.    You did what you set out to do, and then some.”

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DarlaC
DarlaC

RIP Glenn!! You made awesome music. Some of my favorites for life!!! You will be missed greatly! xo
Larissa238
Larissa238

Too many good people dying this year. :(
38lbs
38lbs

Exactly. What is it with January 2016? its like one after the other. wth?
38lbs
38lbs

never realized that older photos of glenn frey look just like bobp. wonder if bobp looked like glenn frey when bobp was young?