Arizona Route 66 association gives $10,000 to finish the restoration of Standin’ on a Corner wall

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona recently gave a $10,000 check to the Standin' on a Corner Foundation to finish a long-gestating restoration of the wall at that famed park in Winslow, Arizona. From left are Tommy Butler, a member of the Standin' on the Corner Foundation; Nikki Seegers, director of the Historic Route … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 association gives $10,000 to finish the restoration of Standin’ on a Corner wall

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Standin’ on a Corner statue in Winslow to mark 20th anniversary

The often-photographed statue on a corner of Winslow, Arizona, inspired by The Eagles' song "Take It Easy" is marking its 20th year, and the artist who created it will be in town this weekend for the annual Standin' on a Corner Festival. The artist is Ronald Adamson of Libby, Montana. Here's a report by KTVQ … Continue reading Standin’ on a Corner statue in Winslow to mark 20th anniversary

Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff changes hands

The Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff, Arizona, best known for its role in key lines of The Eagles' signature hit "Take It Easy," recently swapped owners, but little else is changing. According to Flagstaff Business News, longtime owner Gary McElfresh sold the restaurant at 1302 Historic Route 66 to longtime Flagstaff resident Bill Unkovich. The new owner … Continue reading Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff changes hands

Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

  Rock 'n' roll legend Bob Seger a few months ago wrote a song in tribute to the late Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles. Seger is offering the tune away as a free download. Frey, 67, died a little more than a year ago after suffering from several illnesses. You can download the tune here. … Continue reading Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

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 … Continue reading Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

A tribute statue of Glenn Frey, co-writer of The Eagles' song "Take It Easy," will be installed at noon Friday, Sept. 23, at Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. KSLX classic-rock radio in Phoenix announced Tuesday the installation, which will occur at the first day of the annual Standin' on the Corner Festival. The station's morning team, “Mark … Continue reading Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

The Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona, soon will erect a life-size bronze of The Eagles founder and "Take It Easy" co-songwriter Glenn Frey at Standin' on a Corner Park in time for the annual Standin' on a Corner Festival. Tom McCauley, a member of the Standin' on a Corner Foundation board of directors, shared … Continue reading Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Apparently The Eagles' loss was Winslow's gain. When Glenn Frey died in January, it wasn't surprising Winslow, Arizona, and its Standin' on a Corner Park saw a sudden influx of tourists wanting to pay tribute to the founder of the massively popular country-rock band. Standin' on a Corner Park pays tribute to The Eagles' first hit, "Take … Continue reading Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Nearly 200 attend Glenn Frey memorial in Winslow

About 200 people attended a memorial service Tuesday night at Standin' on a Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona, for The Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died at age 67 on Monday from several illnesses. The Associated Press reported that Winslow residents, including Tom McCauley, staged the memorial at the corner made famous by the 1972 … Continue reading Nearly 200 attend Glenn Frey memorial in Winslow

“Take It Easy” co-writer Glenn Frey dies

There's a little corner in Winslow, Arizona, that's a sadder sight to see Glenn Frey, a co-founder of the mega-selling country-rock band The Eagles and co-writer of one of its early hits, "Take It Easy," that made the Route 66 town internationally famous, died Monday at age 67 after suffering from several ailments for weeks. Frey … Continue reading “Take It Easy” co-writer Glenn Frey dies