This Tribute To Glenn Frey Is Everything...
On Monday the music industry lost one of its own with the passing of Glenn Frey.
And while his legacy lives on through his solo music, it is his contribution to music as part of The Eagles that made an impact on a grand scale worldwide.
It's only fitting that one of his band mates and best friends, Don Henley, could pen such a moving tribute to the man that was.
While the band had a fractured relationship over 45 years, their bond lived on.
May Glenn Frey Rest in Peace...
"He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved.
"We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry - and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed.
"But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan," Henley wrote in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit.
"He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved is wife and kids more than anything.
"We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. We brought our two-year History of the Eagles Tour to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone.
"I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.
"It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life.
"Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."