This Day In Rock: EAGLES
Glenn Lewis Frey was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 6, 1948. He’s best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles. Frey was lead singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley, with whom he wrote most of the Eagles' material.
After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album in 1982. As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated.
Frey was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the year 2000. Consolidating his solo recordings and those with the Eagles, Frey had 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. On January 18, 2016, Frey died at the age of 67.
A life-sized statue of Glenn Frey was unveiled at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona on September 24, 2016, to honor his songwriting contributions (together with Jackson Browne) of ‘Take It Easy’, made famous by The Eagles as their first single in 1972.