Glenn Frey RIP

The good die young. Glenn Frey dead at 67. If you are a rap fan you probably don’t recognize the name, Glenn Frey, or what real music is. Frey was the lead singer with “The Eagles” (and a fabulous guitar player) when the Eagles soared in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The list of hits that the Eagles produced is longer than this page, but many will remember “Tequila Sunrise” and probably their most popular hit, “Desparado.”

But you know what I remember Frey for the most? The TV series “Miami Vice” came along in the ‘80s and it was innovative. The music was unlike that of any other TV show, always upbeat, and yet sinister. You just knew something bad was going to happen, but Sonny and Tubbs would pull it out and justice would prevail.

Another tactic that Miami Vice employed was using Rock& Roll artists as actors, and the ones they chose were as good at playing a part as playing a guitar. The one that has lingered with me over the years was an episode entitled, “Smuggler’s Blues.” And playing the part of the pilot of the drug plane was none other than Glenn Frey. In the scene where Sonny found him, he was in an airplane hangar and was playing the snot out of guitar.

I can’t remember much more of that particular show, but the fact that they used Glenn Frrey in a major role blew my mind then, and still does. Glenn Frey, master musician, good actor, and dead at 67. Go with God, Glenn. You brought joy to many, many people all over the globe.

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John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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