Jackson Browne a frequent collaborator of Glenn Frey is set to join up with The Eagles at the Grammys next week. They will be paying tribute to Frey at the ceremony.
Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon – who left the band in 1975 – will also take part along with Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit in what could be a live performance of ‘Take It Easy’, which Browne co-wrote with Frey.
Back in January, Jackson Browne dedicated a cover of ‘Take It Easy’ to his former roommate Frey during a Florida gig. He said “I wrote this song with Glenn Frey. It’s a song that I started, but I didn’t finish it. Even if I had finished it by myself, it wouldn’t be the song that it is and it wouldn’t be the song that we all love.”
Glenn Frey died last month at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Speaking about the impact of Glenn Frey, Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy, said “Glenn Frey’s untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community.”
He continued saying “For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honoured to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the Grammy stage in tribute to Glenn’s tremendous legacy.”
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