The Eagles’ Glenn Frey died on this day in 2016

He was just 67 years old.


Today in rock history: On this date in 2016, Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey passed away at the age of 67. Already damaged after medication for rheumatoid arthritis worsened his condition, Frey underwent intestinal surgery, and died when his immune system was compromised as a result of the medications. Frey, a rock hall of famer and Grammy-winner, wrote or co-wrote many of the Eagles’ biggest hits like “Take It Easy,” “Take it to the Limit,” “One of These Nights” and “Desperado.”


Today in rock history: On this date in 1974, members of Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell) formed one of the most successful and popular supergroups of the 1970s. Bad Company was one of the first acts signed to the Led Zeppelin imprint Swan Song Records and became the most successful act on the label’s roster. A self-titled debut was a massive success that reached No. 1 on U.S. album charts, and follow ups fared well, too. The band is best known for FM rock staples like “Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Shooting Star” and “Ready for Love.”


Today in rock history: On this date in 1989, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to become a rock hall of famer. Wonder, who was 38 at the time, had already released more than 20 albums and scored several pop and R&B hit singles. The child prodigy released his first LP when he was only 12 years old and became one of the most prolific, innovative and influential artists in history.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1944, New York City’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera House held its first jazz concert when trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong, trombonist Jack Teargarden and vocalists Mildred Bailey and Billie Holiday took the stage. The band that backed headliners included a cast of jazz giants like Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum and Roy Eldridge to name a few. The event purportedly sold well and helped turn jazz into a more acceptable and recognized genre.

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I was born on a Sunday Morning.I soon received The Gift of loving music.Through music, I Found A Reason for living.It was when I discovered rock and roll that I Was Beginning To See The Light.Because through music, I'm Set Free.It's always helped me keep my Head Held High.When I started dancing to that fine, fine...
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