Glenn Frey was a popular American singer known for writing iconic songs for the successful rock band the Eagles. He's one of the founding fathers of the band as well. However, later in his career, he ventured to pursue a solo career. With the financial success that incorporates a huge net worth, the singer has also left behind his legacy in the form of music as well.
The lead singer-cum-frontman died in Jan 2016, leaving behind 24 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and many other honorary titles and a life-size statue in his name.
Today in this topic, we discuss all his achievements before his death and his net worth as well.
Glenn Frey Career Achievements Before Jan 2016
The lead singer for Eagles, Glenn Lewis Frey passed away on January 18, 2016. He was 67 when he died, but his achievements in the field of music have made him an immortal figure amongst his fans, and the world.
Frey was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music along with band members Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B.Schmit.
The Eagles along with Glenn Frey has won a total of 6 Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. The band was also inducted in the Rock and Roll of Fame, the highest degree of honor in the rock and roll music industry.
His documentary History of the Eagles, directed by Alison Ellwood, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming.
Glenn Frey Hits Songs and Writing Career
Frey wrote and co-wrote many of the group’s songs together with Henley. He has laid his vocals on many Eagles’ No.1 hits. Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Heartache Tonight and How Long are greatest Eagles’ are a few hits that were all sung by Glenn Frey.
There is his life-sized statue at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona.
During his solo career, Glenn had 12 songs charting the U.S. Top 100. He has contributed songs like “Flip City” to the Ghostbusters II, and “Part of Me, Part of You” for Thelma & Louise.
Frey recorded “You Belong to the City” for Miami Vice, which stayed at No.11 in the U.S. album charts in 1985. “Smuggler’s Blues”, another hit from the same soundtrack peaked to No.12 in the Billboard Hot 100.
Glenn Frey and the Eagles
Frey had an amazing career with the Eagles. Frey met drummer Don Henley back in 1970 when they were signed to the same record label, Amos Records. The duo decides to form a band when they were touring for a gig in Disneyland.
The Eagles broke up in 1980 and reunited in 1994 releasing their new album titled Hell Freezes Over. The singer informed that the band never broke up, but were actually on a long 14-year vacation.
After the release of their two-part documentary History of the Eagles, the band went on a world tour. The tour ended on July 29, 2015, at Bossier City, Louisiana, making it Frey’s last appearance with the band.
Pursuing a Solo Career
After the disbanding of the Eagles in 1980, Frey ventured out pursuing a solo music career. The risk turned in favor of the artist giving him two No. 2 hits in the Billboard.
In the 1990s, he founded his own independent record label company, Mission Records, in partnership with attorney Peter Lopez. He, however, never released any of his songs under Mission Records and the company later disbanded.
He released his first solo album, After Hours, on May 8, 2012. After Hours was his solo release after 20 years gap. It featured covers of pop songs from the 1940s to the 60s.
Untimely demise, Frey died in January 2016
Frey had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, which affected the joints in his body. His prescribed medicines eventually led to pneumonia and colitis.
Frey died on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute Ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, while he was still trying to recover from the gastrointestinal tract. His medications had failed his immune system.
On January 18, his then-wife Cindy Millican filed a lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital and against doctor Steven Itzkowitz for the wrongful death of Frey.
Glenn Frey had an estimated net worth of $70 million in his name. His house Glenn Frey’s estate is worth $90 million.
The fund for the estate were the outcomes of his career with the Eagles. Besides, he also made a lot out of his solo career that added up to his net worth. His cars and boats have not been listed yet.