Take It Easy, Glenn Frey

19 Jan

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Sad to lose Glenn Frey, a founding member, songwriter, and guitarist of the Eagles. It’s his voice on an amazing list of hits: Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, and Heartache Tonight.

His solo album Soul Searchin’ (MCA 1988) yielded sunny laid-back lyrics, sax solos, and Frey’s upbeat spirited vocals. Check out Some Kind of Blue, pretty sweet.

He also acted. My two favorite memories of him are when he guest starred on Miami Vice in the first season episode titled “Smuggler’s Blues”, inspired by his hit song of the same name, and his starring role in the “Dead Dog Records” arc of Wiseguy. Really, how cool is that?

Eaglemate Don Henley: “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.”

Yep, having sold over 150 million records worldwide, Glenn Frey took it to the limit alright.

 

Source:
Don Henley quote: Billboard, January 18, 2016

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