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Remembering Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey
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Glenn Frey

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Frey died Monday at the age of 67, leaving behind a renowned musical legacy in multiple genres. A co-founder of the Eagles, who sold millions of records behind hits like “Take It Easy” and “Hotel California” just to name a few, Frey began the group in L.A. in the early 70s after touring with Linda Ronstadt.

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Our original 2012 interview with Glenn Frey

By the time the group reformed for the “Hell Freezes Over” era in 1994, Frey had also released several solo hits like “The Heat Is On” and acted on Miami Vice.

But as Frey told us in 2012 — when we spoke about what would be his last solo album, After Hours, a collection of standards — the Eagles remained “the mothership.”

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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