Glenn Frey died in January 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ucerative Colitis. Frey was a founding member of the group.
The Eagles were one of the great forces of 1970s rock. They may not have had the dynamics of Led Zeppelin or the tangled relationships of Fleetwood Mac, but they dominated the airwaves. AM radio would play the hits, filled with flawless harmonies, while FM stations would spin the longer, unedited album cuts.
The second hit from the album was Take It Easy written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne. Jackson also wrote the Jackson Five song Doctor My Eyes.
Take It Easy mentions
Also from that album came another U.S.
with Peaceful Easy Feeling a No.22 hit in the U.S.. The next album was Desperado and the next single only got to No. 64, and was the amazing Tequila Sunrise written by Henley and Frey. What was it about I wonder? hit
Other small single hits came during 1973 and 1974 like Outlaw Man, Already Gone and then the big No. 1 in the U.S.
1974 called Best Of My Love. The song has a beautiful romantic theme, but when you really listen in will hear it is a "split up" song. carefully you
Lyrics to Best Of My Love
It is fair to say that single wise 1975 was the big year for the UK and The Eagles with three top thirty singles in a row. The first from the album One Of These nights was the title track written by Frey and Henley
Frey has said that the song was all about keep putting things off. Joe Walsh left the group at around this time too. .
From the same album came the Grammy A
ward winning single ' eyes Lyin . The song is all about a woman cheating on her lover. The woman really just wants to be loved that's all. Amazingly, this still did not get in the UK top twenty.
However the next song from the same album managed to get up to No. 12 in the British charts, and it is a classic. Take It To The Limit written by Henley, Frey and Meisner and the song
all about being lonely. was
In 1977 from the same album came the next hit single which again scored another Grammy Award. It was the title track called Hotel California. Singer
More hits in 1977 when the single Life In The Fast Lane was a U.S.
(Not a hit in the UK). hit
But in 1978 the Eagles produced two non album singles the first being Please Come Home For Christmas and the No. 1 U.S. Heartache Tonight, the song dragged itself up to No. 40 in the UK. But it was a Grammy Award winner again.
The very last single of the 1970s was a minor hit in the UK, a No. 8
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