He was one of the founders of the "Eagles", one of the best-selling bands in the United States. He is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and even an actor. Let's read some interesting facts about Glenn Frey.
Glenn Frey was born in Detroit on November 6, 1948. Already at the age of five, he began studying music initially on piano and later on guitar, but eventually, he taught himself to play additional instruments even drums.
Frey was left-handed but he played guitar right-handed.
In high school, he started playing in various bands. The first band he played in was "The Disciples" where he played guitar. Later he moved to another band - "The Subterraneans" where he played drums.
In the late 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he befriended other musicians Jackson Browne and J.D. Souther with whom he rented an apartment. Jackson Brown by the way lives on the floor below them.
In 1970 he met Don Henley who also moved west from Texas with his band and lived in the apartment of his fellow Texan colleague Kenny Rogers. The two served alongside Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon as a backing band to country singer Linda Ronstadt.
In 1971 during a tour with Linda, the four decided to form the "Eagles".
Until the disbandment of the Eagles in the early 1980s, the band released a long line of successful albums and hits and Frey wrote and sang in many of them. Among those associated with him are: "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "James Dean", "Lyin 'Eyes", "New Kid in Town" and "Heartache Tonight".
In 73-74, Frey had an affair with Joni Mitchell, on which he wrote the songs "Help Me" and "Car on a Hill."
After the breakup of The "Eagles" in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career, releasing hits such as "The One You Love", "The Blues of Blues", "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City".
Glenn Frey has won 6 Grammy Awards and 5 American Music Awards.
He was found dead on January 18, 2016, and is only 67 years old.