It took a day later than expected, but the Glenn Frey tribute statue was unveiled Saturday at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona.
Hundreds of people — along with about an equal number of smartphones — attended the unveiling. It’s a tribute to the co-founder of the popular country-rock band The Eagles and co-writer of the band’s first hit song, “Take It Easy,” that delivered those now-iconic lines about Winslow.
Below is an image from the statue reveal:
Here’s a video from the festive scene shortly after the unveiling:
The bronze was delivered a day later than expected by TotalStatue.com because of weather problems en route from its home base of Utah.
The Glenn Frey tribute statue now stands a few dozen feet from the iconic Standin’ on the Corner statue of a 1960s troubadour musician.
The new statue bears a strong resemblance to the 1970s version of The Eagles’ co-founder, when he wore long hair and handlebar mustache.
Tom McCauley, a member of the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation board of directors, announced the creation of a Glenn Frey tribute statue in mid-August, with the help of KSLX radio and its Mark and NeanderPaul show, the foundation and the city of Winslow.
Frey and Browne collaborated on writing “Take It Easy” in 1972, which contained these now-famous lines:
“Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see,
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowing down to take a look at me.”
The song reached No. 12 on the pop charts. It wasn’t the band’s biggest single, but it became a mainstay of Eagles concerts and road-trip playlists.
(Images of the Glenn Frey tribute statue and its unveiling by Mark & NeanderPaul and Richard Larson via Facebook)