January has been a sad month for rock music fans. Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, died yesterday at the age of 67, due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis, pneumonia and ulcerative colitis.
They adorned the 1970’s with legendary sounds, beautiful harmonies and meaningful lyrics. Most noted for the iconic “Hotel California”, Frey co-wrote music and lyrics with Don Henley, and sang lead on some of my favorites, including “Take It Easy”.
I found myself singing along to it just this past weekend, as a 70’s music radio program featured one of his best, most famous lyrics; words which have spoken to me over a lifetime:
” Don’t let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy.”