The music world lost another stalwart on Monday when Glenn Frey, legendary guitarist and vocalist of the Eagles, died at age 67 from long-running health complications.
As celebrities and thousands of fans contribute to the outpouring of grief at his passing, here are four of the most memorable songs he sang for the iconic band:
1. “Tequila Sunrise”
Frey co-wrote this soulful ballad with bandmate Don Henley, the first single from the Eagles’ second album Desperado in 1973.
“Glenn was very spontaneous and uninhibited, he would just sit down with the guitar and start throwing it out there,” Henley recalled in a 2013 interview with the Telegraph. “I was more reserved and introverted, and he certainly encouraged me as a writer and lyricist.”
Here’s a young, long-haired Frey singing “Tequila Sunrise” on stage the year it was released.
2. “Lyin’ Eyes”
Frey and Henley collaborated again on the writing of this song, which was released in 1975 on the Eagles’ fourth album One of These Nights and won the band the first of its six Grammy awards. It also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year and No. 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
3. “One of These Nights”
The song that gave that album its title, meanwhile, is special not only because it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (the band’s second-ever single to do so) but also because the man himself termed it his favorite Eagles song. Asked in a 2012 CNN interview with Piers Morgan what song he would pick to be remembered by, Frey said he would choose “One of These Nights” for its “cowboy R&B” and “cool chord progression — mine.”
4. “Take It Easy”
Released in May 1972 on the band’s debut album Eagles, this country-rock classic has the distinction of being the first single the Eagles ever released and went on to become one of their most popular numbers ever.