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• Glen Frey, a founding member of the Eagles who, as a singer/songwriter helped to craft songs and a sound that defined the seventies with hits that included "Hotel California," "Take It Easy," Desperado," "Lyin' Eyes," Tequila Sunrise," “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Witchy Woman,” died yesterday at age 67.

The band said in a statement that he died from complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Eagles won six Grammys and five American Music Awards, and is a 1998 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band's "Greatest Hits" album was certified as Platinum 29 times.

In a statement, Eagles co-founder Don Henley described Frey as "the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn’t quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven."
KC's View:
People of a certain age grew up on Eagles music. The phrase, "the soundtrack of our lives" will be thrown around a lot over the next few days, but in this case it was absolutely true.

We all have our Eagles favorites. For me, it always has been "Heartache Tonight," one of my favorite rock songs ever. And I'll tell you a little secret. When I'm in the car with the top down and "Heartache Tonight" comes on, I not only sing along with it, but as soon as it is over, I hit "replay," and do it again ... because once is never enough for "Heartache Tonight."