Glenn Frey Biography:
If you hear the name Glenn Frey, the thing that first comes to mind is the band Eagles. He is the founder of the popular rock band Eagles. The contributions of Glenn Frey in the American music industry have been tremendous. Moreover, his co-member, Don Henley announced on the 2nd day of February, 2007, that a new Eagles studio album will be released in the next sixty to ninety days.
Glenn Frey was born on the 6th of November, year 1948 in the Motor City - Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan and his early life was considered normal; he always went to camp for a week in the summer like a typical boy. He even stated that his parents are the ideal ones and were not drinkers, giving him a normal and ideal life. However, Glenn Frey’s interests are not as normal as a usual boy. He is musically inclined and he dwells in the musical place of Detroit in the mid-60s. Glenn learns how to play guitar by himself and took piano lessons. Glenn was inspired by a Beatles concert to dream big for rock music. To start the first step, he decided to form a band when he was in high school in Dondero High School. And his first band was named the Disciples. However, his first band did not last long, so he had the Hideouts. The band has been creating a similarly Who music as Glenn decided to move the band away from the British covers. He had personal alterations that resulted to the Mushrooms. The Mushrooms became successful around Detroit. By year 1966, Glenn’s band cut a single that was entitled Such a Lovely Child. However, the Mushrooms disbanded and Glenn transferred from band to band.
Glenn Frey headed to Los Angeles through his girlfriend. He met John David Souther through the sister of his girlfriend and they became friends. Not so long, the two formed Longbranch Pennywhistle and in year 1969, released a self-titled album together. Glenn Frey began to turn his life into songwriting that became productive and successful. As time goes by, Glenn Frey also met Jackson Browne. Glenn and J.D. rented a house in Echo Park with Jackson. In addition, Linda Ronstadt liked Glenn and invited him to be a part of her touring band by 1971. It was also at the Troubadour that Glenn connected with Don Henley. Glenn asked Don to be a part of Linda’s touring band also. it was the time that Glenn is picking up things to form a band of his own. David Geffen had signed J.D. and Glenn Frey to his record company. However, David had split them up, made J.D. a solo act, and told Glenn he needed a band to be marketable.
Glenn talked to Don Henley and let him know his lpan of forming a band. Don agreed and with the help of Ronstadt and her manager John Boylan, Glenn enlist Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, two other well-established, respected, and talented members of her backup band. Glenn showed up at David Geffen’s door with his new group, soon to be named the Eagles, that changed the lives of it members. The band, Eagles became popular and turned out to be one of the biggest bands of the decade. It also became best-selling even internationally.
And though the Eagles split up by year 1980 and stayed that way for fourteen years, they were reunited by year 1994 for Hell Freezes Over. Glenn Frey’s band has toured from time to time since then, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by 1998. The Eagles continues to cherish and share their talents as an American rock band.
The following are the albums of Glenn Frey’s Eagles:
Studio and Live Albums
• 1972 Eagles Platinum
• 1973 Desperado 2x Platinum
• 1974 On the Border 2x Platinum
• 1975 One of These Nights 4x Platinum
• 1976 Hotel California 16x Platinum
• 1979 The Long Run 7x Platinum
• 2006 Eagles Bonus CD from Live in Melbourne
• 2007 The Long Road to Eden
• 1980 Eagles Live 7x Platinum
• 1994 Hell Freezes Over 8x Platinum
• 1976 Their Greatest Hits #1 US 29x Platinum, #2 UK
• 1982 The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 #52 US 11x Platinum
• 1984 The Best of the Eagles (European) #8 UK
• 1994 The Very Best of The Eagles (European) #4 UK
• 2000 Selected Works #109 US 1x Platinum
• 2001 The Very Best of the Eagles European #3 UK
• 2003 The Very Best of the Eagles #3 US 3x Platinum, #9 UK was called The Complete Greatest Hits in Europe
• 2005 Eagles Box Set