Michigan native Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit. He was an American singer, songwriter, actor and founding member of the rock band the Eagles. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. When you combine his solo recordings and those with the Eagles, Frey had 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sadly, Frey died in 2016. Following gastrointestinal tract surgery he was placed in a medically-induced coma at Columbia University Medical Center. Frey died there on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey's son Deacon joined the Eagles on their current tour sounding every bit like his late father to the amazement of longtime fans.
Here is look at Glenn Frey's top 10 songs for both the Eagles and his solo career.
10. "Take it To the Limit"
Frey wrote "Take it To the Limit" with fellow Eagles band members Henley and Randy Meisner. Meisner sang lead on the 1975 hit which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
9. "The Heat is On"
"The Heat Is On" was another solo hit from Frey. It was featured on the "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack in 1984. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
8. "Heartache Tonight"
Frey sings lead on "heartache Tonight." Frey wrote the song with Don Henley, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther. The song, released in 1979, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. "New Kid in Town"
"New Kid In Town" was the first single from the band's 1976 album "Hotel California." Frey sings lead. He wrote it with Henley and J.D. Souther. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
6. "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
Glenn Frey sings lead on "Peaceful Easy Feeling" The song was the third single from the band's 1972 debut album "Eagles." It reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, but is one of the band's biggest hits of all-time.
5. "Lyin' Eyes"
Glenn Frey co-wrote "Lyin' Eyes" with fellow Eagles member Don Henley. The song, released in 1975 from the band's "One of These Nights" album, reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
4. "Best of My Love"
Frey wrote "Best of My Love" with Henley and Souther. Henley sings lead. The song became the Eagles first number one hit in 1975.
3. "One of These Nights"
Glenn Frey co-wrote "One of These Nights" with the song's lead singer, Don Henley. The song was the title track from their "One of These Nights" album in 1975. The song became their second single to reach number one after "Best of My Love."
2. "Take It Easy"
Glenn Frey wrote "Take It Easy" with Jackson Browne. Frey sings lead on the song which was released in 1972. It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1. "Hotel California"
This is perhaps the most well-known hit from the Eagles. Frey co-write "Hotel California" with Henley and former member of the Eagles Don Felder. It was released in 1977. Henley sings lead. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.