|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||80s classic rock rock singer-songwriter soft rock pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
6 November 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Freys early career was forged as singer, guitarist in a number of local attractions, including the Mushrooms and Subterraneans. He appeared on several sessions by the Bob Seger System, singing back-up on Ramblin Gamblin Man, a 1968 hit, before moving to Los Angeles. Here Frey formed Longbranch Pennywhistle with J.D. Souther, but this harmony duo floundered on record label intransigence and in 1972, the now-disengaged musician opted for singer Linda Ronstadts backing group. Frey then joined fellow band members Bernie Leadon, Don Henley and Randy Meisner in the Eagles, which grew from humble country rock origins into one of Americas most successful attractions. Frey co-wrote many of the units best-known songs, including Take It Easy, Lyin Eyes, Take It To The Limit and Hotel California, while his distinctive vocal formed the...