Posted by: garyskidmore | January 18, 2016

My Friend, Glenn Frey

I should have gone to that last concert, July 29 in Bossier City – just a very short flight from Austin. It was their last stop on the History of the Eagles tour. But, I thought, I’ll go see them on the next tour. I thought they’d last forever.

Today Glenn Frey died. I never met him, but if you can know a person by what they do…then we were friends.

glenn Frey

I saw him and Eagles Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit in concert 12 times:

  • Austin (2 times)
  • LA (3 times)
  • San Antonio (2 times)
  • Las Vegas (3 times)
  • New York
  • Hong Kong

I saw them with my wife, my kids, my granddaughter (when she was 2!), my friends, my kid’s friends, and my co-workers.   I made a special CD for my daughter Kathrine, after my first granddaughter, London, was born. “Play it for her when rocking her, like I did when I was rocking you.”

The Eagles are timeless.

I have every album (yes vinyl), CD and DVD – multiple copies of some. I listened for 1000’s of hours over the 43 years since that first album, that was just taking off when I was a freshman in college in 1972.

I saw them last at the Forum in LA in January of 2014.

Why does this matter so much to me? I guess I thought as long as those guys can do it, then so can I (we’re all in our 60’s). They inspired me to do better work…just like they were better every time I saw them.

I don’t expect there will be any more Eagles concerts…they aren’t the Eagles without Glenn.

Hotel California…Take It Easy…Desperado…The Heat is On…Life in the Fast Lane…Lyin Eyes…Take It to the Limit…Peaceful Easy Feeling…You Belong to the City…Seven Bridges Road…Wasted Time…New Kid in Town…Heartache Tonight…Best of My Love…Tequila Sunrise…

And these are just my favorites.

Well done, Glenn. I’ll see you at that big Eagles concert in the sky.

It’s your world now
My race is run
I’m moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
You’ll be alright
It’s your world now

It’s Your World Now by Glenn Frey


Responses

  1. Gary, I instantly thought of you when I heard the news. I always thought it was so cool that you’d been to so many Eagles concerts across the globe. It’s a sad loss. Thinking of you, friend!

  2. really a pity that he died so early… 67 – ther should have been so many more years to come… I understand your feelings very well. There are things, especially music, that are tied to your life, wonderful memories. And they give you hope and energy. At least there is the comfort that his music stays!!! And nobody is really gone if somebody is remembering him.

  3. Well said. Just awesome.

    Craig H. Murray 972-567-6333

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Hello friend….thanks for the note.
      I hope all’s well with all things Murray!


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