Tuesday, January 19, 2016

To Absent Friends - Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey
1948 - 2016

Sad news from the music world continued yesterday with the news of the death of Glenn Frey, founding member of the iconic American rock and roll band, The Eagles, at the age of 67.  Frey died due to complications from arthritis, colitis, and pneumonia.

The Eagles were formed in the 1970's and became one of the greatest of American rock bands.  Their hits are too numerous to list, and their album sales have exceeded 100 million units. As happens with many such bands, they dissolved for a number of years, but reunited in the 1990's and came back as strong as ever.  Frey and his fellow founding member, Don Henley, did have successes as solo artists, but as is often the case, the work that they did on their own, however good, was never up to the standards as the work they did together with their fellow band mates.

I include here a picture that our niece Bonny put up on Facebook last night.  It is Bonny, her husband Michael, and their daughter, Sophie, Standin' On A Corner in Winslow, Arizona.  I'm guessing that this picture was taken about five years ago.  I am sure that tens of thousands of such pictures have been taken in this spot over the years, and will continue to be taken forever into the future.  Pretty nice tribute to Glenn Frey and his band.

RIP Glenn Frey.

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