It’s the First Anniversary of Glenn Frey’s Death
Today, January 18, is a sad day for Eagles fans and fans of classic rock in general. Today is the anniversary of the death of founding member/singer/songwriter Glenn Frey. He passed away one year ago on this day at the Columbia University Medical Center due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia while still recovering from gastrointestinal tract surgery.
Frey had enjoyed fame with the Eagles and as a solo artist, scoring 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 during his storied career. He won six Grammy Awards and five American music Awards as part of the Eagles and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the first year that they were nominated back in 1998.
Frey also enjoyed acting starring in television shows like Miami Vice, Wiseguy, Nash Bridges and HBO's Arliss. He also appeared in a couple movies including Let's Get Harry and Jerry Maguire.
Let's wrap this up with a recap of the best of his work with the Eagles and some of his biggest hits with the group:
New Kid in Town
This single came from Hotel California and scored them a No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.
Take It Easy
From their 1972 self-titled debut, this single peaked at No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Tequila Sunrise only made it to No. 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, but nevertheless is an enduring hit from their extensive catalog.
This single came from their third studio album, On The Border, and came in at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Also from their debut effort, this track made it to No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
From the No. 1 album The Long Run, this single scored them a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
This tune topped out at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was just one of the many hits from their No. 1 album One of These Nights, which was released in 1975.