Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies
Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies: The Eagles were one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, with multiple hit singles including Hotel California, in 1976. Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67. He died in New York City on Monday from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. “Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us,” his family and fellow band members said.
Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. He co-wrote Hotel California with Henley, and composed a number of the band’s biggest songs on his own, including Heartache Tonight and Lyin’ Eyes. Frey emerged as one of the band’s chief songwriters, the Lennon to Don Henley’s McCartney. He penned their breakout hit Take It Easy – a song as laid back as its title suggests – with Jackson Browne. But later singles, including Take It To The Limit and Hotel California, were group efforts, while the two front men would share vocal duties – Frey’s supple tones a perfect counterpoint to Henley’s rasp.