Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Another Musical Icon Leaves Us .... Glenn Frey of The Eagles

Glenn with band member and friend Don Henley

Heartache Tonight 1979

Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist for the Eagles, died on Monday at 67 years old, ET confirms.
In a statement posted to the musician's website, Frey's family announced that he "succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia."
"The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery," the statement continued. "Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community and millions of fans worldwide."

A source told ET that Frey's death was "a shock to everyone."
"He has been very sick for the last few months, but the band really did believe he would heal fully," the source said.
Frey co-wrote and sang many of the group's hit songs, including "Take it Easy," "Lyin' Eyes," and Heartache Tonight." He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley, and won 6 GRAMMY Awards as part of the group.
After the Eagles split in 1980, Frey went on to a successful solo career, which included hits like "The Heat is On" from 1984's Beverly Hills Cop. The band later reunited in 1994 for the Hell Freezes Over tour, and continued recording and touring through 2015.

The Eagles were forced to delay their Kennedy Center Honor in November 2015, citing Frey's health issues. According to a statement from the band at the time, Frey was suffering from "intestinal issues, which will require major surgery and a lengthy recovery period.".
He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and three kids, Taylor, Deacon, and Otis.

Thanx ET

He  created a style which was a meeting of country, folk and rock music and  was  imitated by many artists who followed The Eagles. It was a defining decade (the seventies) in American music. He will create no more music for us but we have an impressive body of work to remember him by. Goodbye to another fine artist in a month which has bid farewell to so many.  Be at peace Glenn and "Take it Easy."
The PICs.

Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013


  1. Another one bites the dust PIC. WTF is happening this year? This sucks
    Luv PIC

  2. So Many , everyone here loves Glenn Frey's music , we heard he was sick , thought he would recover .
    We can be thankful they died from an illness ... none has died from drugs .
    Great post
    Love PIC

  3. Aunty and Genie
    Glenn Frey was a great musician with love and understanding for his family and friends .
    I remember when dad , uncle Chris and uncle Gil took you , aunt Anita and mom to the Horseshoe to see him preform .
    Your sweet niece

    1. Howdy sweetie ,
      I remember it so well , They perform 'Take it Easy' ...When we got back to daddy's they had company so we sneak off upstairs to the closet and that's where we made Man Hahahaha !!!
      Your Bad Ass Aunty