Glenn Frey

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s classic rock rock singer-songwriter soft rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

6 November 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Frey’s 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 Ronstadt’s 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 America’s most successful attractions. Frey co-wrote many of the unit’s best-known songs, including ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Take It To The Limit’ and ‘Hotel California’, while his distinctive vocal formed the...

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