Glenn Frey, the singer/guitarist and founding member of legendary rock band The Eagles, has died. Frey died on Jan 18, 2016 at age 67 in New York City, due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, while recovering from gastrointestinal tract surgery.
Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards, alongside Don Henley, during the 1970’s. He served as one of the primary singers for the Eagles, and sang lead vocals on hit songs such as “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town” and “Heartache Tonight”.
After nine years together, the Eagles broke-up in 1980. Frey went on to embark on a successful solo career. His debut album, No Fun Aloud, was released in 1982. Frey went on to record Top 40 hits “The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “Sexy Girl”, “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”, “True Love”, “Soul Searchin'” and “Livin’ Right”.
While a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. In 1998, the Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first year they were nominated. Including his solo recordings and those he had with the Eagles, Frey released 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.