Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist dead at 67

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Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist dead at 67

Postby radiofan » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:25 pm

Glenn Frey. Eagles Guitarist Dead At 67


Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We're told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City.

Glenn co-wrote and sang most of the Eagles hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few. He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.

After the Eagles' 1980 breakup, Glenn launched a successful solo career, recording numerous hits ... most notably "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City."

Glenn also got into acting, snagging a recurring role on "Miami Vice."

He reunited with the Eagles in '94 for their monster Hell Freezes Over tour and recorded music till the end, releasing what would be his fifth and final solo LP, "After Hours," in 2012.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been fighting intestinal issues for awhile but his condition relapsed before the holidays, forcing the Eagles to pull out of their Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December. At the time, the band said he needed major surgery that would require a lengthy recovery.

Glenn was 67. RIP.

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Re: Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist dead at 67

Postby Tom Jeffries » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:03 pm

One of the highlights of any jocks career, is meeting great talent.

Glenn and the Eagles played Maple Leaf Gardens, in 1977, and the CFTR jocks were invited to meet the band. I would up getting lucky and had quite a while chatting with Frey.

He was friendly, funny and modest. I liked him.

RIP, Mr. Frey and thank you for a million sterling memories. I was always happy to play your music on my show - because I knew whoever was listening, was doing what I was doing - singing along.
Summer - 1977. I wish I could take you there, right now.

Oh, man.

RIP, Mr. Frey and condolences to his Family, the Band and his zillions of fans.
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