Monday, January 18, 2016

Glenn Frey

By now, just about everyone knows that Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey passed away today, at the too-young age of 67.  Most everyone is commenting on years of listening to their music, and those memories are personal - the kind of things that probably don't translate well.  I've had them listed in my profile as one of my few favorite bands of all time.  Lately, I've been spending time learning to play some of it, too. 

Billboard magazine has the most complete bio I've seen, and is worth a read.  It includes a great history of the band.  But Glenn's best friends (and, yes, co-workers) at The Eagles have a touching tribute.
It Is With The Heaviest of Hearts That We Announce ... ...the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The Eagles include the lyrics and an audio recording of this song Glenn wrote, the last song from their 2007 album.
 “It's Your World Now
Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
From the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album

A perfect day, the sun is sinkin' low
As evening falls, the gentle breezes blow
The time we shared went by so fast
Just like a dream, we knew it couldn't last
But I'd do it all again
If I could, somehow
But I must be leavin' soon
It's your world now

It's your world now
My race is run
I'm moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
You'll be alright
It's your world now

Even when we are apart
You'll always be in my heart
When dark clouds appear in the sky
Remember true love never dies

But first a kiss, one glass of wine
Just one more dance while there's still time
My one last wish: someday, you'll see
How hard I tried and how much you meant to me

It's your world now
Use well your time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
That's how it's meant to be
It's your world now
It's your world now
It's your world now
I could do no better than to grab the final paragraph in the Billboard article

Discussing the superb 2013 History of the Eagles, Part 1 documentary with Billboard, Frey said: "You couldn't have asked for a better script for a bunch of guys in their 20s trying to make it into the music business. We were young, we made mistakes, we still make mistakes. It's the story of an American band, but it's also the story of the songs we wrote and what those songs did to [people]. We're here because everybody likes the songs."  [emphasis added - SiG]

1 comment:

  1. A sad day in paradise ... RIP Glenn Frey. Via con Dios!