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Glenn Frey

Background information
Birth name Glenn Lewis Frey
Born November 6, 1948 (1948-11-06) (age 58)
Flag of the United States Detroit, Michigan, USA
Genre(s) Country rock
Rock music
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Singer
Actor
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitars
Keyboards
Years active 1968-present
Label(s) Asylum
MCA
Associated
acts
Eagles

Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. Cover for the album Glenn Frey Live by Glenn Frey This is an album cover. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Wayne County Founded 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) Area  - City  143. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Asylum Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, which currently is geared primarily in hip-hop music. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by Music Corporation of America (MCA). ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ...

Contents

Early life

Growing up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, Frey became part of the mid-1960s Detroit rock scene. One of his earliest bands was called the Mushrooms and included fellow Royal Oak Dondero High School students Doug Roberts (later replaced by Lenny Mintz) on drums and Doug Gunsch and Bill Barnes on guitar. Two early recordings of The Mushrooms can be found on http://www.eaglesfans.com. Huntington Woods, known as the City of Homes or Chanukah Woods, is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


His first professional recording experience was performing acoustic guitar and background vocals on Bob Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man in 1968. Frey and Seger would remain friends and occasional songwriting partners in later years. Playing a steel-string guitar without a pick (fingerpicking). ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is a rock and roll musician from Michigan. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Frey then moved to Los Angeles. His first recording as a musical writer was while fronting Longbranch Pennywhistle, a duo with J.D. Souther, in 1969. Frey also met Jackson Browne there, with whom he would also write songs. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Longbranch Pennywhistle was a folk duo consisting of Glenn Frey and John David Souther. ... J.D. Souther, born John David Souther on November 3, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is a singer-songwriter country rock singer and actor. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the standouts in Southern Californias confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ...


Tenure with the Eagles

After a stint in 1971 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", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight". Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... “The Eagles” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Take it Easy a spatial bingo game from Ravensburger. ... Peaceful Easy Feeling is a song written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Already Gone is a song written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlin and recorded by the American rock band Eagles for their 1974 album On the Border. ... Tequila Sunrise is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Lyin Eyes is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the American rock band Eagles. ... New Kid in Town, written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther, is a song by United States rock group Eagles from their 1976 album Hotel California. ... Heartache Tonight is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. ...


Since the Eagles reunion in 1994, he has participated in various Eagles recording projects, and reunion tours, each one with the tongue-in-cheek title of the Farewell Tour. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


Solo career

After the Eagles disbanded, Frey found solo success in the 1980s, especially with two #2 hits: the soundtrack songs "The Heat Is On" (from Beverly Hills Cop) and "You Belong to the City" (from the television series Miami Vice, the soundtrack to which stayed on top of the U.S. album charts for 11 weeks in 1985). –Frey also contributed the song "Flip City" to the Ghostbusters II soundtrack, and "Part of Me, Part of You" to the soundtrack for Thelma and Louise. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... You Belong to the City is a rock song performed by Glenn Frey, formerly of the Eagles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984). ... Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women...


In the late 1990s, Frey founded a record company with attorney Peter Lopez called Mission Records. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Mission Records was created by Glenn Frey and Peter Lopez in 1998 as an independent label. ...


Acting career

As an actor on television, 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 canceled after one episode). In the late-1990s, he guest starred on Nash Bridges, and in 2002, he appeared on HBO's Arli$$. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... First season cast of Wiseguy Wiseguy (1987-1990) was a U.S. television program about Vincent Vinnie Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of story... South of Sunset was a 1993 detective series starring Glenn Frey as Cody McMahon, a private eye whose offices are located just south of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Nash Bridges was an American television police drama that was created by Carlton Cuse. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ... Arliss (rendered in its logo as Arli$$) was an American situation comedy on HBO about a sports agent and his group of associates. ...


In movies, Frey appeared -- along with Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Jay Mohr -- in Cameron Crowe's third film, Jerry Maguire. Frey plays the frugal owner of the Arizona Cardinals football team who, in the film's climax, finally agrees to pay Gooding's character, wide receiver Rod Tidwell a large professional contract. Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film, starring Tom Cruise, that tells the story of professional sports agent, Jerry Maguire, whose crisis of faith leads him to write a mission statement that advocates better service, fewer clients, and less focus on the bottom line. ...


Frey also appeared in a commercial for Pepsi with Miami Vice star Don Johnson. Pepsi Cola, is a cola soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Donald Wayne Don Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor well known for his fame in film and television. ...


References in pop culture

Cameron Crowe, who interviewed the Eagles on the road when he was a teenager, has stated that the character of Russell, the lead guitar player from his film Almost Famous, was based primarily upon Glenn Frey. The instruction Russell gives to Crowe's autobiographical young critic William Miller, to "Just make us look cool," was apparently a direct quote from Frey. Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... Almost Famous is a 2000 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2000. ...


In the television show Corner Gas, in the episode "Hook, Line and Sinker", the characters are putting up a sign outside the gas station. Brent says he was careful in choosing letters that could not be rearranged to spell something crazy. Wanda asks what it is. Brent says "Come for the oil change, stay for the grease." and soon after, Wanda says "Choose Glenn Frey for a menage à trois." Corner Gas is an award-winning Canadian situation comedy which has aired on CTV and The Comedy Network since 2004. ... A ménage à trois is a relationship or domestic arrangement in which three people, often a married couple and another lover, live together or are romantically or sexually involved. ...


There is a Saturday Night Live short, called The H(eat) Is O(n), by Adam McKay, in which a character named Wes, played by Ben Stiller has a one night stand with Glenn Frey (played by Will Ferrell). Over the course of the evening, Glenn reveals his penchant for aggressive sex play, leaving Wes very upset. Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90 minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Adam McKay is an Emmy-nominated American writer and film director. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965 ) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ...


Discography

Albums

No Fun Aloud is the first solo album by Glenn Frey, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... The Allnighter is the second album by Glenn Frey, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Soul Searchin is the third album by Glenn Frey, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Strange Weather is the fourth album by Glenn Frey, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Glenn Frey Live is a live album by Glenn Frey, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Solo Collection is a greatest hits album of Glenn Freys solo career, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... 20th Century Masters (aka 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection) is a collection of releases by Universal music celebrating the output of their various labels during the 20th century. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US MSR US A.C. Canada Singles UK Singles Album
1982 "I Found Somebody" 31 57 25 - - No Fun Aloud
1982 "The One You Love" 15 - 2 12 - No Fun Aloud
1982 "Don't Give Up" - 25 - - - No Fun Aloud
1982 "Partytown" - 5 - - - No Fun Aloud
1983 "All Those Lies" 41 - 28 - - No Fun Aloud
1984 "Sexy Girl" 20 - 23 48 81 The Allnighter
1984 "The All Nighter" 54 - - - - The Allnighter
1985 "The Heat Is On" 2 - - 8 12 Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack
1985 "Smuggler's Blues" 12 13 - 37 22 Miami Vice soundtrack / The Allnighter
1985 "You Belong To The City" 2 1 2 6 94 Miami Vice soundtrack
1988 "True Love" 13 15 2 2 84 Soul Searchin'
1988 "Livin' Right" 90 - 22 - - Soul Searchin'
1988 "Soul Searchin'" - - 5 - - Soul Searchin'
1991 "Part Of Me, Part Of You" 55 9 - 9 - Thelma and Louise Soundtrack / Strange Weather
1992 "I've Got Mine" 91 - 12 18 - Strange Weather
1992 "River Of Dreams" - - 27 57 - Strange Weather
1995 "This Way to Happiness" - - - 54 - The Solo Collection

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The Adult Contemporary chart lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ...

Trivia

  • The popular track "The Heat Is On" (from Beverly Hills Cop) was ranked 784th out of 2006 songs by voting featured in the Triple M Essential 2006 Countdown.
  • 'The Heat is On' is the song played when the Omaha Lancers junior hockey team scores, and 'Partytown' is played at Waterloo Black Hawks games when the home team scores. Both teams play in the United States Hockey League. During the mid-to-late 80s, it was also played at New York Mets home games following a home run by a Mets player.
  • Monday through Friday, KSHE95 in St. Louis, MO plays "Partytown" at 10:00 AM CST with Todd Rundgren's "Bang the Drum All Day" following right after.

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Daniel Dany James Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, West Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... The Waterloo Black Hawks are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...

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VH1.com : Glenn Frey : Biography - Urge Music Downloads (1244 words)
Frey wanted to try and form a new group, but was persuaded instead to consider going on the road backing Linda Ronstadt, who was about to tour in support of the release of her debut Asylum Records album, Silk Purse.
Frey also met Don Henley, who was in a band called Shiloh -- which was also signed to Amos Records and also getting nowhere fast -- and persuaded him, in the course of their mutual commiserations, to join the band working behind Ronstadt.
Frey's singing also improved markedly between the first two albums, and he was now effectively, with Henley, the one of two co-equal focal points in the band.
Glenn Frey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (699 words)
Frey also contributed the song "Flip City" to the Ghostbusters II soundtrack, and "Part of Me, Part of You" to the soundtrack for Thelma and Louise.
As an actor on television, 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 canceled after one episode).
Frey plays the frugal owner of the Arizona Cardinals football team who, in the film's climax, finally agrees to pay Gooding's character, wide receiver Rod Tidwell a large professional contract.
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