Today’s Question:Today would have been the 69th birthday of the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles. As a solo artist, Frey had 12 charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Can you name the artist who co-wrote 11 of them with him?
Stumped? Here are a few hints.
- He was one of the three frontmen of the group The Funky Kings
- Before he wrote with Frey the solo artist, Frey had sang a song of his as an Eagle, which became the third top 40 hit of their debut album.
- He also wrote the Eagles’ “Already Gone.”
2008-Paul McCartney receives the Ultimate Legend Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England.
1995-Chrissie Hynde and Carly Simon scuffle at a Joni Mitchell show at New York’s tiny Fez club. An inebriated Hynde was apparently making too much noise for Simon’s taste.
1975-The Sex Pistols play their first public show, at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. The electricity is turned off after 10 minutes.
1973-Phil Kaufman, the late Gram Parsons‘ road manager, is fined $300 for stealing his casket from LAX. Kaufman, who took the body to the desert and cremated it, maintains he was carrying out Parsons’ final wishes.
1972-Deep Purple‘s Machine Head album goes gold.
1970-Aerosmith plays its first gig, at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts.
1965-During a power blackout in New York City, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Bobby Neuwirth have an acoustic jam with Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones in a New York hotel room.
Glenn Frey – Died in 2016
The Eagles singer-guitarist had a hand in writing “Take It Easy,” “New Kid in Town,” “Best of My Love,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “One of These Nights.” He also scored solo hits in the ’80s with “You Belong to the City” and “The Heat Is On.” As an actor, the Detroit native first appeared in a Miami Vice episode inspired by his song “Smuggler’s Blues.” That led to co-starring roles in the CBS series Wiseguy and South of Sunset. He died of intestinal and other health problems at 67 on January 18th, 2016. Born 1948.
Rushton Moreve (John Russell Morgan) – Died in 1981
Steppenwolf‘s bassist during 1967 and ’68 co-wrote “Magic Carpet Ride” with singer John Kay. He died in a Santa Barbara, California motorcycle crash July 1st, 1981 at 32. Born 1948.