Glenn Freywas born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit Michigan. He grew up in Hunington Woods, Michigan and was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was best known as one of the founders for the rock band, Eagles. He was a part of the mid 1960's Detroit rock scene and his first band was called, The Mushrooms. The band consisted of some of his fellow high school friends, Doug Roberts (drums), Doug Gunsch (guitar), and Bill Barnes (guitar). The group had two early recordings but did not make the top hit charts. Glen’s first professional recording experience was with Bob Seger on his, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, in 1968. Glen played the acoustic guitar. Frey and Bob Seger remained friends and sometimes songwriting partners for many years to come.
After that, Frey moved to Los Angeles. In 1969 he wrote songs while fronting Longbranch Pennywhistle, a duo with J. D. Souther. He met Jackson Browne and he also wrote songs for him. In 1971 he did backup for Linda Ronstadt and he also helped form the Eagles. He played keyboard and guitar for the group. He often wrote and co-wrote with Don Henley. He also sang lead vocal on many of them. Some of these were hits such as, Take it Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid In Town, and Heartache Tonight. He has also participated in recording projects and reunion tours since the Eagle’s reunion. After the Eagles split up, Glen had a lot of success doing solo songs in the1980'S. He had 2 number one hits , The heat Is On, (soundtrack for The Beverly Hills Cop) and You Belong To the City (from Miami Vice). He contributed to the song, Flip City, on the Ghostbuster’s II soundtrack, and Part of Me, Part of You, for the soundtrack for Thelma and Louise.
He started his own record company in the late 1990's and named it Mission Records. Glen guest starred in Miami Vice, Wiseguy, and on South Of Sunset (which was cancelled after the first episode), and also starred on Nash Bridges. IN 2002 he appeared on HBO’s Arli$$. He appeared in Jerry McGuire with Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr, and Jay Mohr. He also appeared in a commercial with Don Johnson.
Some of Glen Frey’s songs were, I Found Somebody, The One You Love, Don’t Give Up, Partytown, All Those lies, The All Nighter, Smuggler’s Blues, True Love, Soul Searchin’, I’ve Got Mine, This Way To Happiness, Sexy Girl, The heat Is On, You Belong To the City, Livin’ Right, Part of Me - Part of You, and River of dreams.
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