On Monday, Jan. 18, American singer, songwriter, producer and actor Glenn Frey--best known as the Eagles founder, guitarist and vocalist--passed away in New York City at 67 years old after fighting "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia."
In 1970, Frey met Don Henley and later formed the Eagles with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in 1971. The band toured almost every year together, making hit songs such as "Hotel California," "Take It Easy," "Desperado" and many more. The four-piece disbanded in the '80s, and Frey pursued a solo career and had success with hit songs, placement in film and television (Beverly Hills Cop, Miami Vice) and acting.
Drummer Henley made a statement on his Facebook page claiming that Frey "was like a brother to me." He continues on recollecting his first, fondest memories of meeting Frey and joining him on the journey of making music history with the Eagles. By the end, he concludes that "crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever."
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