Glenn Frey

Born Nov 6, 1948

Glenn Lewis Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey formed the Eagles after he met drummer Don Henley in 1970 and the two eventually joined Linda Ronstadt's backup band for her summer tour. The Eagles formed in 1971 and released their debut album in 1972. Glenn Frey played guitar with the Eagles as well as piano and keyboards, and shared lead vocals with Don Henley.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on November 6, 1948.


1966 17 Years Old Immediately after graduating from Dondero in 1966, he was invited to join The Four of Us, a local band led by Gary Burrows who had seen him performing with the Subterraneans. … Read More
1967 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, He formed the Mushrooms with Gary Burrows' brother Jeff, Bill Barnes, Doug Gunch, and Larry Mintz. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, at age 19, Frey played the acoustic guitar and performed background vocals on Seger's single, "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". … Read More


1969 20 Years Old They were signed to Amos Records and released a self-titled album in 1969, which contains songs he wrote such as "Run, Boy, Run" and "Rebecca", and "Bring Back Funky Women" he co-wrote with Souther. … Read More
1970 21 Years Old Frey met drummer Don Henley in 1970. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career.
1982 33 Years Old He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud, in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits "The One You Love", "Smuggler's Blues", "Sexy Girl", "The Heat Is On", "You Belong to the City", "True Love", "Soul Searchin'" and "Livin' Right". … Read More
1983 34 Years Old Frey was married twice. From 1983 to 1988, he was married to artist Janie Beggs.
1984 35 Years Old …  In 1984, he recorded in collaboration with Harold Faltermeyer the worldwide hit, "The Heat Is On", the main theme from the Eddie Murphy action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop; then, Frey performed "You Belong to the City" (from the television series Miami Vice, the soundtrack of which stayed on top of the U.S. album charts for 11 weeks in 1985). … Read More
1986 37 Years Old Frey's first foray into film was his starring role in Let's Get Harry, a 1986 film about a group of plumbers who travel to Colombia to rescue a friend from a drug lord. … Read More


1990 41 Years Old He married dancer and choreographer Cindy Millican in 1990. … Read More
1994 45 Years Old …  At their first live concert of 1994, Frey told the crowd, "For the record, we never broke up.


2012 63 Years Old In 2012 on The Tavis Smiley Show, Frey told Smiley, "When the Eagles broke up, people used to ask me and Don, 'When are the Eagles getting back together?' We used to answer, 'When Hell freezes over.'
2015 66 Years Old In November 2015, the Eagles announced that they were postponing their appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors as Frey required major surgery for intestinal problems and a lengthy recovery period. … Read More
2016 67 Years Old 1 More Event
A life-sized statue of Glenn Frey was unveiled at the Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona on September 24, 2016 to honor his songwriting contributions of "Take It Easy," made famous by The Eagles as their first single in 1972. url= … Read More
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