Glenn Frey’s gift for music has created the songs that have helped mold popular music since the early 1970’s. As a founding member of the Eagles, and as a solo artist, Glenn Frey has produced quality music for generations of Americans. Glenn and his songwriting partner Don Henley wrote songs that have earned their rightful place in music history. Songs such as “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Best of My Love,” “One of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “The Long Run,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “New Kid in Town,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and the masterpiece, “Hotel California,” proved they are composers of the highest magnitude.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling U.S. album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units, and Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in December. Frey and Henley were also both inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2000. Glenn and Don, with their Eagles’ band mates Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, continued to play to sold out shows around the world through July 2015.
Glenn Frey succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia and died on January 18, 2016.