Tuesday, January 19, 2016

RIP Glenn Frey

Another one is gone. So far, 2016 has been a very bad year.

Frey and the rest of the Eagles were supposed to be given Kennedy Center honors a month or so ago, but postponed it until next year because of Frey's surgery. It didn't sound that bad at the time, but clearly it was much worse than they let on.

Big, big loss for the rock and roll world. The Eagles Greatest Hits album is the biggest selling album of the 20th Century (29 times Platinum).

Frey was the lead for this iconic song...

Don Henley's statement about his bandmate...

"We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved. We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry -- and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved his wife and kids more than anything. We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. We brought our two-year History of the Eagles Tour to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone. 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."