Note: This series originally appeared on Facebook in a slightly different form, Aug-Sept 16.
I’ve been looking over my playlist, trying to figure out how many band members/artists in this series have passed away so far–after all, it’s been at least 31 years since their recordings were made. To this point, I can think of Gary Richrath (REO), Benjamin Orr (Cars), and Howie Epstein (Heartbreakers)–feel free to remind me of others in the comments if you wish. There are a few big names yet to come, and of course, we’ve got one today.
Glenn Frey had the greatest success of his solo career in 85. This song was wedged in between his #2 hits “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City,” from Beverly Hills Cop and Miami Vice, respectively. My recollection is that it wound up being the basis for a Miami Vice episode. Unfortunately, it looks like the ‘official video’ isn’t available on YouTube. It’s another of the tunes that was in the process of climbing the charts when I made these tapes, on its way to #12.