We didn’t know about Glenn Frey’s death when we hopped out of Charley to take a couple of photos at the famous corner early this afternoon. It was only later that we learned of his death.
It’s a sad irony that on the day we decided to detour off I-40 a couple of miles so we could go through downtown Winslow, Arizona, we lost one of the greatest singer songwriters of all times — the one who co-wrote [with Jackson Browne] the famous song lyrics about standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona. “Take It Easy” was the Eagles first #1 hit back in 1972 with Glenn Frey taking lead vocals on it.
I don’t need to wax on about him, for writers far better than me are doing so as the world is coming to grips with the loss of such a music icon, particularly so soon after the loss of another global music great, David Bowie. But I’m profoundly sad… The Eagles were one of my favorite bands growing up in the ’70s and I know most of the lyrics to most of their songs. [Those of you who know me won’t be surprised by that statement; Fred calls me a ‘lyrics savant.’] The music world will truly miss Glenn Frey, but after some health complications lately, I guess he can now truly take it easy….