There was a lot of mourning among music lovers in 2016 with the passing of more than a dozen major music artists. For fans it is literally like a personal loss as their favourite artists and their music made them happy or helped them get through a difficult time. Let’s face it what would life be like without music. Ancient kings and rulers turned to music to help sooth their mind in troubled times.
The loss of Prince, David Bowie, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen and George Michael, among others, came as a real shock to the music industry. In 2017 we’ve lost rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry and Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge fame. Thankfully because of technology today their great body of musical works of art are preserved for the enjoyment of generations to come.
That’s where we come in at Lovesongs247. Along with other players in the music radio business it’s our job to preserve and share these precious musical artefacts. Simply put we play the music and that’s the greatest tribute we could pay to these outstanding musicians! They have millions of fans all over the globe and we cherish the responsibility to play their songs you love so much and which, for varying reasons, mean so much to you individually.
“Best of My Love” by American rock band The Eagles is one of our favourites here at Lovesongs247 but sadly the song’s co-writer Glenn Frey was among those we lost in 2016, he was 67. “Best of My Love” recorded at Olympic Studios in London was the bands first number 1 hit in 1975. Frey was born in Detroit, Michigan and shared the role of lead singer and frontman for the band with Don Henley. They were both also responsible for writing most of the bands material. Between The Eagles break up in 1980 and their reunion in 1994 Frey enjoyed a successful solo career releasing a debut album in 1982 followed by several top 40 hits including “The One You Love”, “Smugglers Blues” and “The Heat Is On” soundtrack for the Eddie Murphy action comedy hit Beverly Hills Cop.
As a member of the band he won six Grammy Awards and charted five number one singles including “Take It Easy”, “Tequila Sunrise” and “Hotel California”. They’re one of the world’s best selling bands of all time and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In March 2016, following the passing of Frey and a tribute performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Henley told reporters that the performance was a “final farewell”. In a Rolling Stone magazine interview he later confirmed the dissolution of the band.
As a TV actor Frey appeared as a guest on Miami Vice and in the HBO series Arliss. He’s left a legacy of some great music along with The Eagles and their songs will continue to enjoy airplay here at your favourite internet radio station Lovesongs247 and soar to new heights!