Saturday, February 20, 2016

Glenn Frey: A Unique and Memorable Talent

Glen Frey spent the past 40 plus years writing and performing some of the best music many of us have ever heard. As frontman for the Eagles and a solo artist, his music captured and held our imaginations and our interest as we grew from teenagers into adulthood, through middle age, and beyond.

The Eagles had their first hit in the summer of 1972, when 'Take It Easy' hit the airwaves, followed by 'Peaceful Easy Feeling', and 'Witchy Woman'. Their skills as singers, instrumentalists, songwriters, and performers took them to a level reached by only a few. At their peak, the original lineup of Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, and Bernie Leadon, were one of the biggest bands on the planet as they continued to produce memorable songs.

Even with lineup changes, the Eagles maintained their position as one of the best bands in history. When Frey died in January 2016 at age 67, we were shocked and dismayed at the loss of such a talented performer.

'Take It Easy"

'Peaceful Easy Feeling'

'Lyin' Eyes'

'You Belong To the City'

'The Heat Is On'

'Smuggler's Blues'

'Take It Easy'

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'.

He also writes about baseball for Climbing Tal's Hill, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

He lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.

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