One year ago today renowned guitarist Glenn Frey passed away at the age of 67 following a number of health issues. Best known for his tenure as a founding member of the Eagles, Frey co-wrote and sang lead on many of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inducted group’s biggest radio hits. The Detroit-area native had an equally successful run as solo artist while racking up many additional popular releases.
Frey has writing credits on such Eagles classics as “Take It Easy” with Jackson Browne, “Heartache Tonight” with other Eagles members, J. D. Souther and fellow Michigan native Bob Seger and his solo hits like “You Belong to the City” with Jack Tempchin. Though he didn’t write “The Heat Is On,” Frey’s recording was featured on the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop and became one of his biggest solo hits.
Frey’s recording of “The Heat Is On” is featured in the fun video presented below. Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who retired last year after 67 seasons, welcomed Frey into the press box at Dodgers stadium on June 23, 1985 to help him call one of the Major League Baseball team’s games. The guitarist got to demonstrate his home run call thanks to dinger hit by the home team’s slugger Pedro Guerrero.
Watch and listen to Glenn living out a dream in the clips below:
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