How Glenn Frey and the Eagles outlasted everyone who loved to hate them

January 19, 2016 8:57 AM

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It’s a small moment in a 117-minute film but when that film is the cult classic “The Big Lebowski” (1998), no moment is small. Jeff Bridges, a.k.a. the Dude, gets in a cab after a rough night only to hear Glenn Frey’s voice drifting from the radio, singing lead on the Eagles’ “Peaceful, Easy Feeling.”

Even for the Dude — perpetually high, perpetually abiding — it’s too much. This band has harshed whatever remained of his mellow.

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