Glenn Lewis Frey (/fraɪ/) (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of rock band the Eagles. During the seventies, Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards; alongside Don Henley, Frey was one of the primary singers of the Eagles, he sang lead vocals on songs such as “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, and “Heartache Tonight”.
Take It Easy (1972)—The Eagles
Frey puts his troubles behind him — and encapsulates a very West Coast strain of good vibes — on the Eagles’ first single, which he co-wrote with Jackson Browne.
Peaceful Easy Feeling (1972)—The Eagles
The band’s second release, a melancholic love song penned by singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin, proved a second beguiling showcase for Frey’s sweet-sad vocals and for his ability to harmonize with his fellow Eagles, including co-leader Don Henley.
Desperado (1973)—The Eagles
Henley sang the title track from the Eagles’ album of the same name — but Frey co-wrote this much-covered ballad with the drummer. (Frey also co-wrote the Henley-sung “Hotel Califronia,” with the drummer and lead guitarist Don Felder.)
Lyin’ Eyes (1975)—The Eagles
Another beautiful mix of heartstring-tugging lead vocal and beautiful harmonies—which is a good thing, given the desperate story of deceit and gold-digging detailed by the lyrics in this Frey-Henley composition.
New Kid in Town (1976)—The Eagles
Frey sings about how easy it is to fall out of love with a partner — although he could also be singing about the fickle nature of fandom. The irony? The first single released from Hotel California, “New Kid in Town” hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, setting up its parent album to become one of the biggest-selling releases ever.
Heartache Tonight (1979)—The Eagles
“Somebody’s gonna hurt someone/ Before the night is through.” Those lyrics would prove prophetic. Although “Heartache Tonight” topped the charts, the Eagles split up in 1980.
Route 66 (2012)—Glenn Frey
Frey tackled the Great American Songbook on his last album, 2012’s After Hours. The highlight? This jazzy, jaunty run through songwriter Bobby Troup’s classic tune.
The Heat Is On (1984)—Glenn Frey
Frey’s propulsive, sax riff-augmented contribution to the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was a long way from the country-rock which had made Frey famous in the early days of the Eagles. But that didn’t stop the track reaching No. 2 on the charts.
You Belong to the City (1985)—Glenn Frey
Frey wrote the No. 2 hit for the TV show Miami Vice, on which he also appeared, guest-starring as a pilot in the episode “Smuggler’s Blues.” Speaking of which…
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After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud, in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits “The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “Sexy Girl”, “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”, “True Love”, “Soul Searchin'”, and “Livin’ Right”.
As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. As a solo artist and with the Eagles combined, Frey released 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.