On January 18th 2016, a year ago today, we lost Glenn Frey. His impact was deep and profound all over the world. Glenn Frey was the Eagles, his music was good ole’ Rock ‘N’ Roll, he didn’t need gimmicks, he didn’t need anything but the music. When he died, he left a lot of fans heartbroken. In honour of his legacy, lets looks at some of his best quotes…

“People don’t run out of dreams – they just run out of time.”

“We set out to become a band for our time. But sometimes if you do a good-enough job, you become a band for all time.”

“Except for a few guitar chords, everything I’ve learned in my life that is of any value I’ve learned from women.”

“I really think one of the greatest allies you can have is the imagination of your audience.”

“Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think the Eagles broke up? He said, Hotel California.”

“There’s another kind of poverty that only rich men know, a moral malnutrition that starves their very souls.”

“People don’t care how you feel. You need to paint pictures, you need to tell stories. That’s what people want. They want to be entertained. Then all of the other stuff kind of filters across as part of the whole thing.”

“I’ve read somewhere that when you’re writing, you should stop while you’re doing well so you always want to go back to work.”

“Our lives are changing, this old world keeps turning. And I sit here and wonder, baby, what we’re really learning.”

“Hey, I didn’t make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did.”

“I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody.”

“It’s a losing proposition, but one you can’t refuse. It’s the politics of contraband, it’s the smuggler’s blues.”

“I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.”

“Some people, they just don’t get a joke.”

“If the Eagles were to get back together, it would have to be for the right reasons. I think it would look awful if it were just for the money.”

“Follow your musical instincts. Do what you feel is right. Don’t be relegated to a certain category.”

“If you’re writing songs by yourself, who’s going to tell you if it’s good or not? But if you’re writing songs with somebody else, you get that immediate feedback.”

“I’m just a bleeping maniac in straight clothing. There’s no reason to dress my monster up.”

“If you get a chance to be in a film, that’s great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley’s album, Building the Perfect Beast.”

“I got me a car and I got me some gas, Told everybody they could kiss my ass…”

“Without a reunion, the Eagles are forever young, like James Dean.”

“I think that’s a powerful thing, to be able to engage your audience and let them put some of themselves into the music.”

“Money was a much saner goal than adoration. They’ll both drive you crazy but if I’m going to blow my brains out for five years, I want something to show for it.”

“I won’t apologize for ticket prices. I think we’re well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.”

“The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill.”

“I wanted to sing songs that my voice was comfortable with.”

“That’s what I miss out of all this synthesized music – it starts to lose dynamics.”

“It was 1967, and the hippie thing was happening. I got into experimenting with drugs while I was in college in Michigan.”

Thanks for the music Glenn. Your music and legacy will live on forever. It has inspired and influenced millions. It’s showed us that the world can be such a lovely place. Your music was honest and pure, and written for the right reasons. Whenever I hear Hotel California, I’ll remember the life you breathed into the music scene.  Thank You.