Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Glenn Frey - 1948-2016

Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Henley and Frey
"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the Eagles's official website.

Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon -- came together to form Linda Ronstadt's band in the early 1970s, after the singer left The Stone Poneys. Under Frey's co-leadership with Henley, the Eagles eventually became the biggest rock band in the world.

"We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow," Henley said on Monday. "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. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
You knew it when you were in a room with the Eagles. There was a certain intensity. Perhaps a lot of it was all bluff because we were really just a bunch of skinny little guys with long hair and patched pants and turquoise. –Glenn Frey

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