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Offline fsgrecofolk

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RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:13:25 PM »
Another talented musician gone

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 06:40:46 PM »
I just saw this on CNN.  I just saw the Eagle 1.5 years ago in the Tacoma Dome.  It was a good show.  Frey was funny throughout.  He seemed like he was in pretty good shape, I'm surprised he was the first to go.  RIP

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 08:00:53 PM »
That one took me by surprise.
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 09:00:26 PM »
Wow.  Total shock.  I loved his singing the best of all the Eagles.
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 09:49:21 PM »
May well be the top band of the 70's, at least right along side of Chicago.  Frey was an Incredible songwriter.  Prior to being brought in as the back-up band for Linda Ronstadt,  Frey, Henley, Meisner and Leadon never knew each other.  After one concert backing Ronstadt, the four broke away to form the Eagles and in less than a year were soaring. Frey would have found success given his talent.  So too for Henley, but the Eagles as we know their music never would have existed if not for Ronstadt.  The volume of quality music the band put together 1971-1975 blew all others away.

Hotel California
Desperado
The Heat is On
Heartache Tonight
Best of My Love
Take It to the Limit

A can't miss CD  purchase, 1971-1976 Eagles Greatest Hits, a must have.

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 09:55:16 PM »
So many of their songs I really enjoyed were not "greatest hits"    Maybe my favorite all time is "O'l 55".
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »
May well be the top band of the 70's, at least right along side of Chicago.  Frey was an Incredible songwriter.  Prior to being brought in as the back-up band for Linda Ronstadt,  Frey, Henley, Meisner and Leadon never knew each other.  After one concert backing Ronstadt, the four broke away to form the Eagles and in less than a year were soaring. Frey would have found success given his talent.  So too for Henley, but the Eagles as we know their music never would have existed if not for Ronstadt.  The volume of quality music the band put together 1971-1975 blew all others away.

IMO:  Led Zeppelin > Rolling Stones > Pink Floyd > Eagles

Anyway, though, sad news.

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 10:38:39 PM »
Doors, Beatles, Queen, Journey (shut up!), Beach Boys
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 07:28:35 AM »

IMO:  Led Zeppelin (late 60s) > Rolling Stones (65-70) > Pink Floyd (67-73)> Eagles



Doors(67-71), Beatles(63-70), Queen(75-85), Journey (79-83) (shut up!), Beach Boys (63-69)


1971-1976 The Eagles had more hits and out sold all of the above.

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 10:14:19 AM »
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On fitness and health

"I don't want to harp on this, or sound like a zealot, but I just decided to take better care of myself and get into shape. I was in the hospital two years ago with an infection in the lower intestinal track that had everything to do with lifestyle. Not eating right. Not exercising. Smoking. Drinking. Snorting. You name it. [...] By starting to eat right, get on a schedule that didn't involve abuse, and work out, my record was better. I sang better. I wrote better. I discovered I could create all this joy without having it triggered by some substance I ingested to get me to do it. [...] I'm no saint... I didn't make a conscious decision to stop that and start this. It's more like I evolved into it. I like the way working out makes me feel. I tried to drink all night and work out the next day, but I threw up." (1988)

"I got sick. I was supposed to do a benefit concert with Henley, and I ended up in the hospital with diverticulitis. It's from burgers and beer and blow and broads -- all the bad stuff I'd been doing to myself. [I didn't] go through some big Betty Ford Clinic, give-up-everything-under-the-sun scene. I just adjusted my lifestyle. [...] [I can] do things I never thought I could do. I do 400 sit-ups at a time. Two years ago, I couldn't do 10 push-ups; now I'm ripping off sets of 100. [...] If I indulge too much, it shows in my workout the next day. And my trainer makes sure I feel it." (Detroit Free Press 1988)

"A lot of people who know me are laughing, but now I'm addicted to health." (MacLean's 1989)

"The first step to workin' out is showin' up." (Adweek 1989)

"A few of us had a lot of fun joking about the Glenn Frey Rock 'n' Roll Fitness Video. The first day you buy the clothes, check 'em out, see how they feel. [Laughs.] The second day you get in there with the equipment and wear the clothes, do a couple of sit-ups and have a cigarette, make a couple of phone calls. Call the studio and tell 'em you're gonna be late, you're training." (St. Petersburg Times 1991)

"The thing about fitness is not the one hour that you're spending in the gym each morning. It's the way it impacts the other 23. It just makes you feel great." (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 1991)

"It's improved my clarity... For me, my brain is like a motel room, and every night the maid comes and cleans everything up, so when you wake up in the morning there's no clutter." (Los Angeles Times 1992)

"When you're young and you party, you bounce back. As you get older, you just kind of lay there." (Arsenio Hall Interview 1993)

"Too much of anything will kill you - including heath shakes." (San Diego 1992)

 

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 03:56:26 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 05:36:53 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles

I saw them recently and the show came alive when Joe started doing his thing.

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 06:56:47 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles

I saw them recently and the show came alive when Joe started doing his thing.

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I bet :D

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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 07:13:41 PM »
I wonder how many thousands of babies were made in vans while "listening" to the Eagles back in the day...

That being said, they were okay by me.  I can still play air drums and guitar to Hotel California.  ;-)
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Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2016, 09:55:12 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles

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