Scott Tom

Scott Tom

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Today, Jan. 18, 2016 The Day Glenn Frey Passed Away-Jackson Browne Tribute

Not many know that Jackson Browne began writing "Take It Easy" but couldn't finish it. Friend Glenn Frey finished it and it became the Eagles debut single. Photo: Royaltyfree.com

(Courtesy Wiki)

Jackson Browne originally began writing "Take It Easy" in 1971 for his own eponymous debut album but was having difficulty finishing the song. Browne's friend Glenn Frey – who lived in the same [Echo Park] California apartment building as Browne – had heard an early version and later asked Browne about it. Browne then played the unfinished second verse that begins with "Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...", and Frey finished the verse with "Such a fine sight to see. It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me."[6][7] Browne was very happy with the result and suggested that they finish the song together.[8] The resulting song became the first track on the Eagles' debut album and was released as their first single. (RIP Glenn Frey)


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