Glenn Frey, Eagle hit sings still popular: health problems, cause of death, details
Glenn Freyâ€™s death is being mourned by millions and millions of his fans across the world. He was an iconic personality whose popularity transcended continents and geographical boundaries.
He was behind some of the biggest hit songs in the history of music and his band the Eagle benefited immensely from his multidimensional personality. He was a great singer, a consummate musician, a great songwriter and director all in one. And his fans loved him in all his avatars.
The Eagles’ gave many popular songs. On â€œ60 Minutesâ€ a few years ago, Don Henley, when asked to explain the bandâ€™s enduring popularity, answered, â€œ â€˜Take It Easy,â€™ â€˜Witchy Woman,â€™ â€˜Peaceful Easy Feeling,â€™ â€˜Desperado,â€™ â€˜Tequila Sunrise,â€™ â€˜Already Gone,â€™ â€˜Best of My Love,â€™ â€˜One of These Nights,â€™ â€˜Lyinâ€™ Eyes,â€™ â€˜Take It to the Limit,â€™ â€˜Hotel California,â€™ â€˜Life in the Fast Lane,â€™ â€˜New Kid in Town,â€™ â€˜I Canâ€™t Tell You Why,â€™ â€˜The Long Run,â€™ â€˜Heartache Tonight.â€™ â€ Yes, we know. These songs have simply been around us, like the air we breathe, in our cars, in our grocery stores, at our sporting events, in our unclesâ€™ tape collections, in the pages of Rolling Stone, in our rock-block weekends, foreverâ€.
The most memorable song from Glenn Frey and the band was without doubt ‘Take it Easyâ€™. The song was co-written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne and contained something of an unlikely geographical reference. The song was the bandâ€™s first single, taken from its first album, and would reach #12 in the Billboard charts.
Despite the fact that the son was sang in seventies, it is amazing as to how it went on to become of The Eagles most celebrated numbers, and would also help provide an obscure town in the north of Arizona with a celebrity that has lasted down the years. Last year, it was reported that such has been the fame of that song, and that line, that more than 100,000 people every year visited the former rail hub to place themselves in the setting created by The Eagles.
The town Winslow, where the song was recorded later realized that there was some way to attract tourists by its attachment with the song. Authorities later erected a statue to commemorate the song. On the junction of 2nd Street and Kinsley Street, they put up the statue of a man with long hair and a guitar. Someone painted a mural and the town named the spot the Standin’ on the Corner Park.
As far as cause of his death is concerned, it was detailed in the statement released by his family. â€œIt is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016â€¦Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwideâ€, read the statement.