Eagles Manager Alleges Meds Contributed to Glenn Frey's Death

Eagles Manager Alleges Meds Contributed to Glenn Frey's Death

Eagles Manager Alleges Meds Contributed to Glenn Frey's Death

As the Eagles co-founder, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey mastered the mix of rock "n" roll and country music, and the band's hits - including "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy", both co-written by Frey - helped define the 1970s.

"He was the leader and everybody looked up to him", Felder said Tuesday of Frey, who died Monday at age 67 after battling a variety of health problems.

The Eagles' sound would successfully blend rock and country and saw them win Grammys in the rock, pop an country categories from 1975 through 2008.

Frey died in New York City after becoming ill of acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to his bandmates, as cited by the source above.

Frey was last in New Zealand in March previous year for two sold out shows with The Eagles.

Being the voice behind popular Eagles songs such as "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It Easy".

The Eagles were one of the most successful rock bands of the 70's and carried many hit singles, including Hotel California in 1976.

The Eagles toured Australia a year ago on their History of the Eagles tour.

The band members were known for their often conflicting personalities, which led to changes in personnel - other members included the guitarists Don Felder and Joe Walsh and the bassist Timothy B. Schmit - and eventually to the break-up of the band.

Frey had success as a solo artist, with songs including "The One You Love" and "You Belong to the City", and careers in movies and television. He also acted in a number of films and TV series, including Jerry Maguire and Miami Vice.

Felder joined the band in 1974 and helped write the classic song "Hotel California".

The Los Angeles Times described the Eagles as the quintessential southern California band. "Glenn was the one who started it all".

Frey co-wrote and sang "Take it Easy" in which the line "standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" brought worldwide attention to the town.

Azoff said Frey struggled for years on the road with arthritis.

Henley released his own statement following the news of Frey's death, calling him "the spark plug" to the Eagles and "the man with a plan" and "funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven".

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