PHOTOS: Willis Avenue renamed Glenn Frey Drive in Royal Oak, MI

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — A section of Willis Avenue was renamed Glenn Frey Drive in honor of the late Detroit native and Eagles co-founder. The unveiling was held on Thursday, Feb. 18 in front of fans, town officials and Frey’s surviving family members. Look for the sign directly in front of the Royal Oak Middle School. The renaming of the street was approved in unanimous fashion by the Royal Oak School District. Frey graduated from Dondero High School in 1966.

Frey was one of the primary singers of the Eagles; he sang lead vocals on songs such as “Take It Easy“, “Peaceful Easy Feeling“, “Tequila Sunrise“, “Already Gone“, “Lyin’ Eyes“, “New Kid in Town” and “Heartache Tonight“.

An accompanying two-year History of the Eagles world tour ended on July 29, 2015 at Bossier City, Louisiana, a concert which would be Frey’s final public appearance with the band.

Last Tuesday, a private memorial was held for Glenn Frey at the Forum in Los Angeles. It featured performances by Bob Seger, Eagles members, Stevie Wonder, Jackson Browne, JD Souther and Frey’s son, Deacon. That was just one day after the surviving members of the Eagles performed “Take It Easy” on the 2016 GRAMMY Awards.



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