By Lorraine Gabina – EMTV, World News
Southern Californian 70s Rock band, The Eagles, lost its guitarist Glen Frey on Monday January 18. Frey passed away in New York after suffering rheumatoid arthritis complications, pneumonia and acute bowel disease. The famous guitarist died at the age of 67.
Detroit-born Frey co-founded The Eagles with drummer and singer Don Henley in 1971 in Los Angeles; writing and co-writing many of the group’s songs along with Henley after playing as a back-up band for rock singer, Linda Ronstadt.
Blending rock with country music, The Eagles became one of the most popular bands in the 1970s, with hit songs such as “Hotel California”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Already Gone”, and “Take It Easy”.
Frey was described by Henley to be like a brother, adding that like most families, there was some dysfunction, however the bond they had was never broken. Frey continued to pursue a successful solo career, winning six Grammy awards, even after the band broke up in 1980, up until their reunion in 1994; when they released their album “Hell Freezes Over”.