R.I.P. Glenn Frey

James just texted me that Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67.

The Eagles won’t be the same without him.

R.I.P. Glenn.

 

On a personal note:

Growing up, we had a radio in our bathroom at home. My parents like to listen to the news in the morning while getting ready for work. Anyway, the plug for the radio was wired to the light switch, so everytime you turned on the bathroom light, the radio would come on. For the longest time, whenever anybody went into the bathroom, a Glenn Frey song was on the air. It happened so often, my sister and I took to calling his songs Music To Pee By.

Strange, the memories that come up when someone I honestly haven’t given a thought about for years, especially someone I’ve never met, dies. I mean, I’ve played Eagles records lots, but I never gave much thought to individual members of the band, just listened to the music.

10 thoughts on “R.I.P. Glenn Frey

  1. J. says:

    Sad news. I remember the odd Eagles album from when I was younger, and while they never were my thing, there’s no doubting there were a load of talented writers within the band. Definitely a lowsy couple of months. Noticed that Mott the Hoople’s Dale Griffin passed also.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Holy crap, they’re dropping like flies. This is nuts. Well, I guess we all gotta go… As Vinyl Connection said, it’ll happen more now as all the Boomers reach that age.

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  2. boppinsblog says:

    My daughter asked me tonight if all of the musicians from my day are dying. I said yeah, it sucks.
    I know there are a ton of “Eagles suck” comments going to float around as they always do, but I actually like the band. They had great harmonies and musicianship. I will miss Glenn a lot. I popped The Long Run on during dinner.

    P.S.
    Listen to Teenage Jail. Quite possibly their heaviest song. It has kind of a Sabbath feel to it.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      I don’t know that there’ll be too many Eagles Suck comments here, unless somebody has recently watched Big Lebowski…

      Played the first Hits disc for the kids, ‘cos they wondered what his music sounded like after my lovely wife and I were discussing Frey’s death. My son said, “Dad, we already know these songs! You play them in the car!” Parenting: doing it right.

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  3. deKE says:

    Frey was talented no doubt as were the Eagles as a whole! My Father who is not a rock guy by any stretch(Buddy Holly) was as heavy as he got for some reason loved Freys voice so much so we bought him some of Freys solo stuff so there Ya be….RIP

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