The Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey passed away

Jan 19, 2016 11:09 IST

Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, one of the most popular and commercially successful artists of the 1970s, passed away on 18 January 2016 in New York, the USA. He was 67.

Frey succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

Who was Glenn Frey?

Glenn Lewis Frey was best known as a founder member of rock band the Eagles.

During the 1970s, he played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards.

He was also one of the primary singers of the Eagles. He sang lead vocals on songs such as Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Heartache Tonight, and so on.

After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, he embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits like The One You Love, Smuggler's Blues, Sexy Girl, The Heat Is On, etc.

About the Eagles

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.

The band holds five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums.

At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States.

• Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone 's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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