The world lost yet another musical icon way too soon with the passing of Glenn Frey on January 18. He was only 67 years old. Frey was the founder, guitarist, and singer-songwriter for the Eagles. Here is the Wikipedia page for Glenn Frey and an article by the author of To the Limit, the Untold Story of The Eagles. These will provide some trivia to add to your tribute ride.
Did you know the album Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975 still holds the record as bestselling album of the 20th century by a group?
Here is a Spotify playlist for your Glenn Frey tribute. Since the Eagles’ style is softer country rock, you may want to add higher-energy songs from their contemporaries of the 1970s. Some groups to consider who are great for indoor cycling are Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Kansas, The Who, and Tom Petty. Here is a list of the Top 100 groups of the 1970s if you need some help!
ICA members can download the tribute profile below created by Jeanne Sims. It’s called Rock & Rolling Hills—Glenn Frey Tribute Ride. You’re going to enjoy the combination of artists from the 1970s who pay tribute in this rolling hills profile. Plus, your riders who might like the Eagles but don’t care for one-band classes will appreciate it!
RIP, Glenn Frey.
You can take it easy and check out of the Hotel California now!
May you always have tequila sunrises and peaceful easy feelings forevermore.
This very poignant song, “There’s a Hole in the World Tonight,” is a great cool-down for your tribute. Keep this song in your back pocket for any time you want to pay tribute to a sad event or loss.
Thank you for the profile. Many of my riders are from this era. These songs are a big part of the soundtrack of our lives. This shall be Friday’s ride.
Here are the songs I’m using. All Glenn Frey and Eagles
Plenty of Energy in these songs for a Spin Class
Flip City (Ghostbusters 2)
You Belong to the City
I’m Already Gone
The Heat is On
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Take It Easy
Victim of Love
Hole in the World