Another week and I’m paying tribute to another great musician who has passed away.
Sadly it is Glenn Frey who has died at the age of 67. Frey was co-founder of American band The Eagles who had loads of hits in the soft rock and country style, many of which won or were nominated for Grammys.
Their most famous songs were Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, One of These Nights, Take It Easy, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, New Kid In Town.
Frey founded the group with Don Henley and shared writing credits and vocals on most songs.
Frey also had a successful solo career with hits such as The Heat Is On and You Belong To The City.
Frey said in 2003 that One of These Nights was his favourite Eagles tune calling it a breakthrough song. He co-wrote the song with Don Henley who sang the lead vocals on the song.
This song is my favourite Eagles song too. The album of the same name, which this is the opening track on, was the first non-compilation album I ever bought at the tender age of 15 (yep, on good old vinyl!) I am a sucker for great intros and this does not disappoint …
One of These Nights 1975
(Uploaded to Youtube by Bugsy McBugs)
Here is a more country style track showing off Frey’s lovely vocals.
Tequila Sunrise 1973
(Uploaded to Youtube by MrUnder99’s channel)
Here are The Eagles performing New Kid In Town live in 1977 with Frey on lead vocals and guitar and his co-writer Don Henley on vocals and drums. The other Eagles are Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Randy Meisner. They won a Grammy in 1977 for best arrangement of voices for this track.
(Uploaded to Youtube by Randy Meisner – Meisnettes)
RIP Glenn Frey.