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Old 01-19-2016, 12:23 PM   #41
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I was more of a straight-ahead rock-n-roll guy in the 70s... Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Rush. I also liked older 60s stuff with a heavy sound... Hendrix, Cream, Deep Purple, some Pink Floyd. Much later in the 80s and 90s, I started listening more carefully to some of the calmer sounds from the 70s like Steely Dan, The Eagles, and Tom Petty. I really liked what I heard, especially Steely Dan. I saw an Eagles concert on TV ~2005 and was absolutely amazed at the quality of the songwriting and musicianship. Kinda wish I paid more attention back in the day. RIP Mr. Frey.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM   #42
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Another one bites the dust:

Dallas Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young drummer, dead at 66
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:04 PM   #43
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Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne put Winslow, Arizona on the map in the Eagles' "Take it Easy"....."Standin on the Corner in Winslow Arizona...."

There's a tribute to the song downtown Winslow to include the flatbed Ford
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:15 PM   #44
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Same here - in Milwaukee. I was never a huge fan of the Eagles but have to admit I was impressed when Joe joined them. He's quite the guitar player!
Ha! -- I was there! Same sentiment on the Eagles. It was an odd pairing with the Stones and (IIRC) the Chicago band Rufus with Chaka Khan.
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Acute ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and pneumonia, all at once.

I'm 67 too, and I don't know if I could survive all three at the same time. Any one of them would be a challenge for the average 67 year old, IMO.

What an awful way to go.

To be brutally honest, I am embarrassed to say this but I didn't even know his name until he passed away. I knew that I liked Eagles, but that was about it. That said, I loved his singing and his songs. These are songs that probably most of us have known and sung along with on the radio, and that touched each of our lives in one way or another. He left an indelible mark on American music as well as on the world.
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Indeed, though I played Eagles/Poco/etc., some Dickey Betts' era Allman Brothers, and some early "outlaw" country well before they had "infiltrated" country music. Got in trouble for all of it, but it turned out I was ahead of my time.
BTW, my first job out of college was in radio too, but I was more in the support staff -- copywriting, ad traffic, etc. Great fun, but a real feast-or-famine business. The only guy in the place who was making decent money was the station manager. He was doing fine.
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On the other end of the spectrum, the world's oldest man died today, at age 112.


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The world record holder claimed the secret to a long life was to avoid drinking and smoking, adding: “The best thing to do is avoid overwork and live with joy.”
Sounds like he could have been an ER member.
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Another one down. Not a good year so far for aging rockers...

Mott The Hoople drummer Griffin dies aged 67 - BBC News


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The latter was written and produced by David Bowie, who sang backing vocals on the track.
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BTW, my first job out of college was in radio too, but I was more in the support staff -- copywriting, ad traffic, etc. Great fun, but a real feast-or-famine business. The only guy in the place who was making decent money was the station manager. He was doing fine.

I was rolling in the dough at $2/hr! Indeed, enjoyed the j*b, but only a small number of DJs at large market stations ever make much...
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Saw them in 1978 Houston saw them 6 more times up to 2010. Rip Glenn thank you for many good times as you played in the back ground
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Eagles - My all-time favorite band (I think!) I recall being so gratified when "Hell Freezes Over" came out. I loved the MTV/PBS concert footage of their opening tour. I recall the first time I heard Eagles and was blown away by them. I hoped they would last as a band for 50 years so I could continue to enjoy them.

Since they were all just about my age, I guess I felt a kinship with them (totally unearned as I'm not a musician - other than piano lessons as a kid.) I almost cancelled my first trip to Hawaii so I could see them in Chicago. I probably made the right choice in going to Hawaii instead. Still, I never did get to see them live.

At least none of them joined the "27 club", so there's that.

RIP Glenn.
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For those who are interested, CNN is airing a 2 part, 4 hour special on the history of the Eagles tonight.
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Thanks for posting. I see it advertised on their website, it's on in Chicago, but I don't see it in the Phoenix TV listings. Weird.


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DW and I enjoyed their music while driving to Whistler. It was the maiden voyage of DW2! Listening to their new album. I was surprised that they were not very prolific when compared to other super groups. But staying power!
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Thanks for posting. I see it advertised on their website, it's on in Chicago, but I don't see it in the Phoenix TV listings. Weird.
It was pre-empted by non-stop "breaking news" of the snow storm.
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It was pre-empted by non-stop "breaking news" of the snow storm.
Has it been rescheduled?
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Has it been rescheduled?
I checked their guide, not yet.
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I figured snow coverage had something to do with it after I tuned in and watched snow coverage for several hours.


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It's worth noting, however, that much of the notable guitar work was Don Felder.

Saw Don Felder at ACL venue in Austin last summer.. For all practical purposes it was an Eagles concert only in a 2000 seat venue vs a stadium (I've had it with stadiums). If he's in your area, see him... He's the real deal.


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67 - Goodbye Hotel California ... wow - Glenn Fray 67, David Bowie 69, Alan Rickman 69 ... could not collect Social Security at 70. Make sense to collect SS at 62 or 63, no later.

And we plan for 95?


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