Appreciation: Glenn Frey led Eagles' easy sound

January 19, 2016 12:15 AM

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The music world suffered yet another loss Monday, as singer/songwriter/musician Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, died at 67 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

Frey's voice — not as soulful or fluid as fellow Eagle Don Henley's, but forthright and appealing in its mix of smoothness and grit — was the one Eagles fans heard singing lead on hits such as Take It Easy, Tequila Sunrise, New Kid in Town, Heartache Tonight, Already Gone, and Peaceful Easy Feeling.

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