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Mr. Glenn Lewis Frey

06 Nov 1948 - 18 Jan 2016

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  • Name: Mr. Glenn Lewis Frey
  • Date of Birth: 06 Nov 1948
  • Passed Away On: 18 Jan 2016
  • Religion: christian
  • Location: Detroit , Michigan
  • Address: New York City, USA

Life Summary

Glenn Frey, the Eagles guitarist and one of the founding members of the American rock band died on January 18, 2016. He was 67. Frey was one of the most popular and commercially successful artist and played guitar with the band. "Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love nor respect for all that he has given to us," his family and fellow band members said.

Biography

Born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, Frey after his initial association with local band The Four of Us, formed his own band Mushrooms in 1967 with Jeff Burrows, Doug Gunch, Bill Barnes  and Larry Mintz. In years to come he got associated with many rock bands including Heavy Metal Kids. After moving to Los Angeles he met drummer Don Henley. Both came across Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon while participating for Linda Ronstadt band. Soon after the four came together and formed the Eagles in 1971, with Frey playing guitar and keyboards and Henley playing drums. This American rock band of Los Angeles inscripted history with five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums. It was undoubtedly one of the most successful musical bands of its time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America albums like "Their Greatest Hits"(1971–1975) and "Hotel California" broke all the pervious records and were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States. He alongside Henley and Don Felder wrote Hotel California that ranked 37th in Rolling Stone?'s list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and sold more than 16 million copies in the U.S. and more than 32 million copies worldwide. Other famous hits includes "Take It Easy", "Already Gone", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Lyin' Eyes", "Tequila Sunrise", "Heartache Tonight", "New Kid in Town", and "How Long".Frey embarked on a successful solo career in 1980 with series of hit soundtracks of Beverly Hills Cop ("The Heat Is On") and Miami Vice ("You Belong to the City"). In his decade long solo career he gave 12 charting songs in the U.S. Top 100. Frey along with attorney Peter Lopez founded a record company, Mission Records, in the late 1990s. A multitalented personality he also tried hands in acting and featured on Miami Vice in the first season episode "Smuggler's Blues" and enjoyed screen space in "Dead Dog Arc" of Wiseguy. Married twice first to Janie Beggs (1983-1988) and then to Cindy Millican in 1990 he is survived by a daughter Taylor and two sons Deacon and Otis.

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Spouse: Cindy Millican Children: Taylor, Deacon and Otis

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