Glenn Frey

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Glenn Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of The Eagles. He was born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.

Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, Frey became part of the mid-1960s Detroit rock scene. His first professional recording experience was playing acoustic guitar and backgrounds on Bob Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man in 1968. Frey and Seger would remain friends and occasional songwriting partners in later years. Frey then moved to Los Angeles; his first recording as an artist was while fronting a duo with J.D. Souther, called Longbranch Pennywhistle, in 1969. Frey also met Jackson Browne there, with whom he would also sometimes write songs.

In 1971 after a stint backing Linda Ronstadt, Frey helped form The Eagles, playing guitar and keyboards. Frey wrote or co-wrote (often with Don Henley) many of the group's songs, and sang lead vocal on a number of Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".

After the Eagles broke up, Frey found solo success in the 1980s, especially with the soundtrack songs "The Heat Is On" (from Beverly Hills Cop) and "You Belong to the City" (from Miami Vice).

Since 1994 he has participated in various Eagles reunion projects.

As a television series actor Frey guest-starred on Miami Vice (in an episode inspired by his hit song "Smuggler's Blues"), had a recurring role on Wiseguy, and had a starring role on the short-lived South of Sunset (which was cancelled after one episode).

Discography

Albums

Hit singles

  • from No Fun Aloud
    • 1982 "The One You Love" #15 US
    • 1982 "I Found Somebody" #32 US
  • from The Allnighter
    • 1984 "Sexy Girl" #20 US
    • 1985 "Smuggler's Blues" #12 US, #22 UK
  • from Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack
    • 1985 "The Heat Is On" #2 US, #12 UK
  • from Miami Vice soundtrack
    • 1985 "You Belong to the City" #2 US
  • from Soul Searchin'

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