Remembering The Eagles’ Glenn Frey (1948-2016)

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Legendary musician, song writer and Eagles’ co-founder, Glenn Fry passed away today at age 67. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

There’s another heartbreaking loss for an entertainment industry that’s lost a few people over the last couple of weeks.

The co-founder of the Los Angeles band, ‘The Eagles’, has died. Glenn Frey had been stricken with rheumatoid arthritis and colitis. He was 67.

The band’s website announced his death today.

The guitarist joined with drummer Don Henley and, in Los Angeles, formed one of history’s most successful songwriting teams.

They featured hits ‘Witchy Woman’, ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ and their staple, ‘Hotel California’.

The band formed in the early 1970s.

Frey was born in Detroit and was raised in the suburbs.

His solo hits include ‘Smuggler’s Blues’ and ‘The Heat is On’.

Harvey Kubernik is a music historian, who wrote the book ‘Canyon of Dreams: the Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon‘. He joined us to remember Frey, and the sound that emanated from Southern California.