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Glenn Frey: Eagles Singer, Songwriter, Cofounder

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Frey in 2012

If there was a band that epitomized the zeitgeist of the mid-1970s, it was the Eagles, a quintet of laid-back troubadours who filled sports stadiums with fans clamoring to hear “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Hotel California,” “Already Gone” and other hits.

A key part of the band’s massive success was Glenn Frey, who passed away on Jan. 18 at age 67 in New York. The ruggedly handsome, square-jawed tenor and his bandmate Don Henley were the Lennon-McCartney of country rock, collaborating on hits that combined twangy guitar riffs with lyrics that captured the yearnings and heartbreak of those growing up in an era of confusion and excess.

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Here are some facts about Frey.

 

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