Glenn Lewis Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey formed the Eagles after he met drummer Don Henley in 1970 and the two eventually joined Linda Ronstadt's backup band for her summer tour. Glenn Frey played guitar with the Eagles as well as piano and keyboards, and shared lead vocals with Don Henley.
After the Eagles disbanded, Frey found solo success in the 1980s, especially with two No. 2 hits: the soundtrack songs 'The Heat Is On' (from Beverly Hills Cop) and 'You Belong to the City' (from the television series Miami Vice, the soundtrack of which stayed on top of the U.S. album charts for 11 weeks in 1985). His other contribution to the soundtrack, 'Smuggler's Blues', hit No. 12 on the Hot 100.