There is almost always talk about the beauty of Rock and Roll, somehow there are also stories about the exploits of Glenn Frey and the fine songs of the Eagles. It would be difficult for history to forget Mr. Frey’s contributions to the music industry. Perhaps without the creativity and passion of people like Frey, rock genres like country, pop and soft rock would not have reached the heights they have reached today.
Frey was one of the most popular members of the Los Angeles rock band Eagles. As one of the founding members of the band, which was formed in 1971, Frey earned the admiration of the fans and made a lot of attention for himself with his extraordinary achievements as the lead singer of the band. It was only natural that he should represent the group. With him at the helm, the Eagles remained attractive to the audience. Frey served the Eagles together with Don Henley, another founding member of the rock group, for this purpose. He and Don were publicly recognized as the masterminds behind most of the Eagle’s great works. It is believed that they massively helped the rock band gain entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; that was in 1998.
In addition to the great appreciation in the Hall of Fame, Glenn has received other prestigious awards recognizing his good work as a member of the rock band. It is known that he has received five American Music Awards and has also won six Grammy Awards.
Apart from being famous as an American singer and songwriter, Glenn Frey was also popular as an actor. He played several film and television roles, beginning with an invitation to be a guest star in Anthony Yerkovich’s crime TV series Miami Vice. It is said that one episode of the series was inspired by the hit Smuggler’s Blues from Glenn’s 1984 album – The Allnighter.
After that, the musician appeared in other television series. While he was spotted in the CBS police drama Nash Bridges, he portrayed Cody McMahon in another CBS series – South of Sunset. You can find him as Dennis Wilburn in the sports movie Jerry Mguire (1996) and as Spence in the action movie Let’s Get Harry (1986).
Glenn Frey Biography, Wiki
As frontman of the Eagles, it was generally assumed that Frey comes from Southern California, this is not so. The musician was born in Detroit and raised by his parents Edward and Nellie Frey, who worked in the car industry, in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was named Gleen Lewis Frey at birth, and his date of birth is November 6, 1948.
Growing up, Frey was a very ambitious child, he wanted to try out all the things that caught his attention. He loved books and wanted to write, as he did with the idea of being an athlete, he was a good athlete in high school. Yet it was his passion for music that kept flaring up.
When he was urged by his parents to learn to play the piano at age 5, Gleen developed a strong bond with music that became part of his life. At some point, being able to play the piano well was no longer enough for him. He had to get more out of music. When Gleen played the Beatles in 1964, he decided to make the guitar his favorite instrument. And more than ever, he was determined to make a career out of music.
For this reason, Frey worked with a variety of rock bands but made no significant progress until the birth of the Eagles. How did this happen? Well, the famous Linda Ronstadt needed a backup band for her 1971 tour, and they turned to Gleen. He spoke to Don Henley and convinced him to be part of the band. Later, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner were both invited to join the band. After the tour, Frey, Henley, Leadon, and Meisner decided to form a band they called the Eagles. The band was signed to David Geffen’s Asylum Records and collaborated with record producer Glyn Johns to make music that inspired the world.
Internal problems led to the split of the band. This was the beginning of Frey’s solo career in 1982. He did well at first, but soon he began to move into the unknown. Fortunately, the Eagles got over what caused them to break up and reunite sometime in 1994. The reunion was no disappointment, people still talk about their Hell Freezes Over tour.
Glenn Frey later founded Mission Records together with Peter Lopez. That was in 1998.
Glenn Frey’s Children, Wife, Family
After his death, Gleen was survived by his family, which included his wife Cindy Millican, a daughter Taylor and two sons, Deacon and Otis. He met Cindy as a choreographer and married her in 1990, but the musician was initially married to Janie Beggs. The marriage lasted only a few years, from 1983 to 1988.
In mid-January 2018, it turned out that Cindy had filed a lawsuit against the hospital that treated Frey for wrongful death. Her case borders on the side effects of the treatment Frey received. According to Cindy, she made her late husband lame and disabled.
Death and Funeral
It was a sad day for rock and roll when the Eagles announced the death of Glenn Frey. The star died in New York on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67. It is known that before his death he suffered from intestinal problems caused by irresponsible alcohol and drug consumption in his youth. According to a statement issued by the Eagles, his death was caused by complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
A private memorial service was held about a month after his death. The Eagles, along with one of his sons, Deacon Frey, performed Frey’s popular song – Peaceful Easy Feeling.