A founding member of the Eagles is dead. Glenn Frey had been battling serious intestinal issues and had surgery last November. We’re told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse.
It was his partnership with Don Henley that solidified that famous Eagles sound. He also co-wrote “Hotel California” with Don Henley and former member Don Felder. Since forming in the early 70 Frey and Henley wrote the core of the bands material. His famous voice could be heard on “Take it Easy,” “New Kid in Town” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” among many others.
After the Eagles broke up in the early 80’s he went on to score a few big solo hits including “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.” Frey also went into acting.
He reunited the Eagles in 1994 with Henley, Felder, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.
Their last comeback album, “Long Road Out of Eden” went to #1 on Billboard in 2007. The band has toured most years since. – by John Beaudin