Rock Musician, Actor. He was a founding member of the rock music band the Eagles, who over the course of their career sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and earned six Grammy Awards. In the mid-1960s, he joined his first band, The Mushrooms. The Detroit band's first single "Such a Lovely Child," was produced by Bob Seger, prior to his forming his own band. Frey would go on to play in several other local bands before moving to California and forming the Eagles in 1971 with fellow musician, Don Henley. Their band would pioneer a new kind of mellow, harmonic California sound with Frey assuming lead vocals. The group would score hits with such songs as "Best Of My Love," "Desperado," "Hotel California," "I Can't Tell You Why," "Life in The Fastlane," "One Of These Nights," "New Kid in Town," "Lyin' Eves," "Take it Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," and "Sexy Girl." As a solo artist, he recorded "No Fun Aloud" in 1982, which spawned a pair of single hits, "I Found Somebody" and "The One You Love," followed by the album "The Allnighter," which included the hit single, "Smuggler's Blues." In 1985, he scored a top 10 hit, "The Heat is On," from the soundtrack to the comedy film, "Beverly Hills Cop." He made his acting debut on the hit television show "Miami Vice" and made appearances on such shows as "Wise Guy," "South of Sunset" and "Nash Bridges" and would also appeared in the 1996 award-winning film, "Jerry Maguire." Frey, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of the Eagles, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Bio by: Linda Davis