In februari 2016 eerde zijn geboortestad hem met een naar hem vernoemde straat: Glenn Frey Drive ligt vlak bij de school waar hij tijdens zijn jeugd naartoe ging. From Eagles’ Seventies masterpieces to his solo Eighties hits, here are the late singer-songwriter’s finest tracks, “In the beginning, we were the underdogs,” Glenn Frey once said of the Eagles‘ formative days on the L.A. rock scene of the early Seventies.
He says co-writing "Desperado" with Frey was the beginning of the duo's songwriting partnership. Check out Glenn Frey on Amazon Music.

What went unacknowledged was the similarity between this song’s hand-clapped backbeat and that of soft rock hero Andrew Gold’s 1978 hit Never Let Her Slip Away….

Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? 7. This moody, atmospheric track went all the way to number two on the US chart in 1985, denied the top spot by Starship’s We Built This City. As a writer, vocalist and guitarist, Frey played a key role in all of the Eagles’ greatest songs.

Part of that was due to its inclusion in the mega-hit movie Beverly Hills Cop. 1.

NEW KID IN TOWN (Eagles, Hotel California, 1976)The Eagles had a famous motto: ‘Song Power’. Hij verhuisde toen naar Los Angeles waar hij Jackson Browne leerde kennen, die in hetzelfde appartementenblok als hij woonde.

But the bigger hit was You Belong To The City, written for an episode named The Prodigal Son. Souther and Jackson Browne. 2.

Seger allowed the young Frey to shadow his studio sessions and eventually helped Frey get a management and recording contract.

Sign up for our newsletter. “Being in close proximity to Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills and Nash, this unspoken thing was created between Henley and me, which said, ‘If we want to be up here with the big boys, we’d better write some fucking good songs.'”.
“It was so good,” Tempchin said, “I couldn’t believe it.”. The one that got away – at the time, at least – was Tequila Sunrise. When Frey later moved to Los Angeles, he met Henley, along with longtime Eagles collaborators J.D. TAKE IT EASY (Eagles, Eagles, 1972)It was the Eagles’ debut single, and more than 40 years later it remains the definitive country-rock song. Above all else, these are the songs for which Glenn Frey will be remembered…. OL’ 55 (Eagles, On The Border, 1974)The Eagles’ 1974 album On The Border yielded the band’s first US number one single, the acoustic ballad Best Of My Love, and a lesser hit with the country-rock zinger Already Gone. This list contains all the songs Glenn had on the charts as a solo artist.

Frey was one of the Eagles' primary songwriters and, by extension, co-authored some of the biggest hits songs in the history of popular music.

The hits he co-wrote with Henley and the rest of the Eagles — “Desperado,” “One of These Nights,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “New Kid in Town” — came with melodies that were perfect for the easygoing mood of the Seventies and lyrics that reflected the decade’s sense of world-weariness and cynicism. The first single from 1979’s The Long Run was a US number one and a million seller. But the best song on that record was one written by Tom Waits, who was signed to the same label as the Eagles – Asylum Records. But beyond that, it was simply a great feelgood rock song – its sound carbon-dated by that rasping sax riff. After the first few songs, the album takes a turn for the dull as the yawn-inducing adult contemporary he pumped out to try and revive his floundering career gets the spotlight. 6. Bath Frey nam niet enkel van dit nummer de leadvocals voor zijn rekening, maar ook van later volgende hits als Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Heartache Tonight en How Long.

Here are some of his most indelible moments.