R.I.P., Glenn Frey: Reflections on the Long Run, Including Time in Colorado

January 19, 2016 7:05 PM

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R.I.P., Glenn Frey: Reflections on the Long Run, Including Time in Colorado

Glenn Frey passed away on Monday, January 18, at the age of 67. As a member of the Eagles, he helped pen and perform several staples of what is now the American classic-rock canon. All humorous references to The Dude's assessment of the Eagles in The Big Lebowski aside, the Eagles, no matter what you might think of them, embodied the mood and the mythology of rock and roll in the 1970s, due in no small part to the contributions of Frey.

The Eagles formed in 1971 with four musicians with a wealth of respective experience. Bernie Leadon had played in the Flying Burrito Brothers with Gram Parsons, Randy Meisner was a young veteran of Ricky Nelson's live band, and Don Henley had been in a band called Shiloh, which had a record produced...

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