Glenn Frey, guitarist for the band Eagles, passed away January 18, 2016. The music industry definitely had a rough month as prior to his death. David Bowie also lost his battle to liver cancer a week before. As a means to commemorate the tremendous inspiration and influence of these artists, Bruce Springsteen performed an acoustic version of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy” as a tribute to Frey.
Glenn Frey and his Eagles band created one of the most romantic love songs to grace the music industry. When David Bowie passed away, Bruce Springsteen performed a cover of Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” during his River Tour-opening gig in Pittsburgh this month. The gesture was his way of paying tribute to the influence Bowie bestowed to several artists in the industry. On the same note, Springsteen also offered one for the fallen Frey.
Last Tuesday, Springsteen offered another tribute – this time, in honor of Glenn Frey, Eagles’ guitarist, who also passed away this week. While he was at the Chicago’s United Center, he performed an acoustic version of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy” that garnered an emotional response from the audience who raised their cellphones and lighters to mourn the loss of another artist.
The song Springsteen performed was co-written by Frey and Jackson Browne.
Springsteen posted a tweet on his official account:
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 20, 2016
Last January 10, David Bowie lost his battle to liver cancer and died at the age of 69. Following his death, his record sales skyrocketed and several noteworthy artists paid their tributes and relayed their condolences in their respective social media accounts. Springsteen, on the other hand, relayed his mournful loss through a performance dedicated to the rock star.
A week after, the music industry took yet another devastating blow as Eagles’ guitarist, Glenn Frey, also passed away, allegedly due to arthritis pills the singer took while seeking to remedy his pains. Accordingly, Springsteen also felt that the loss credited an epic remembrance for the fallen artist and also relayed his condolences through song.
Currently, Bruce Springsteen has been on tour since January 16, 2016. He would most probably perform another tribute to the fallen Glenn Frey as he performs for his fans.