Friends of Fogelberg VII 2016
Amarillo’s Friends of Fogelberg presents its seventh tribute concert, Dan & The Eagles, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.
Because of the untimely death of one of The Eagles founders, Glenn Frey, in his honor, music favorites of the The Eagles as well as Dan Fogelberg hits will be performed this year. Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Timothy Schmit and Joe Walsh all guested on Fogelberg albums and he returned the favor several times. Friends of Fogelberg was formed in 2008 by a group of Amarillo musicians following the death of Dan Fogelberg. A beloved singer-songwriter of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in 2007 at the age of 56. Joe Ed Coffman founded the group after his Fogelberg’s death, and through their performances, Friends of Fogelberg has raised funds to continue Dan’s quest – “to defeat prostate cancer.” Raising over $220,000 which has provided prostate cancer education and awareness, and free PSA blood test screenings, through the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation.We hope you can join us for an evening of exceptional music as once again we work with Harrington Cancer & Health Foundation to save our men’s lives.
And remember – Think Blue Too! Tickets are available for purchase at $20 at United Supermarkets, Amarillo Civic Center box office, and online at PanhandleTickets.com.
Musicians performing: AFK - James Woody Key, Jackie Anderson, Bob Flesher (Co-Host), Drexel Ammons; Irma-Esther Borup, Charlie Clinton, Joe Ed Coffman (Founder), James Davis, Mike Fuller, Gary Guinn, Bob Hopkins; Insufficient Funds Amarillo - Chuck Alexander, Mary Lyn Halley, Vic Richardson, Dean Yates; Ken Ivey, Richard Kibbey, MD (Host), Tony Naples, Maggie Scales, Nick Scales, Buddy Squyres, Russell Steadman, Bond Jessup Thompson, Randy Tupin, Cathleen Tyson, Robert Workman
For more information, on Facebook facebook.com/FriendsofFogelberg
FREE PSA Blood Test Screening
Amarillo September 10th, 2016
9am to Noon
24 Hr. Cancer Survivorship Center
4514B Cornell St., Amarillo
(South End of the Amarillo Town Club)
More information will be available on FriendsofFogelberg.com as they come available. Thank you to Amarillo Urology and the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation.
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Longtime friends and colleagues pay tribute to the Eagles co-founder, a fun-loving, hard-driving rock star with a genius for songcraft whose partnership with Don Henley turned California dreaming into the American dream
To hear longtime Eagles manager Irving Azoff tell it, Glenn Frey, who died at age 67 on Jan. 18 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, was the "quarterback" of the most successful American rock band of all time. That's no small feat in a group led by two prodigiously self-confident and exquisitely talented alpha males. If Texan-born drummer Don Henley was the somewhat subtler presence within the band -- and blessed with the creamy tenor that was the Eagles' signature sound -- it was Frey who took charge of the act's career, he who set its rehearsal times and planned its set lists.
But it was also Frey who embodied the cocaine-cowboy swagger of 1970s Los Angeles, who sang the lead vocal on "Take It Easy," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Tequila Sunrise," "Already Gone," "Lyin' Eyes," "New Kid in Town" and "Heartache Tonight."
Frey was a proper rock star, an ersatz outlaw with lissome blondes hanging off both arms. It was he who took his friend Jackson Browne's song "Take It Easy" and turned it into a footloose anthem of post-hippie hedonism. "Lighten up while you still can," he breezily counseled. "Don't even try to understand."
It was Frey who drove the band from being longhaired wastrels at Los Angeles' fabled Troubadour club to selling out vast stadiums -- who took the garage-band grit of his native Detroit and injected it into the balmy milieu of laid-back L.A., pushing the Eagles to slough off their country-rock constrictions and eventually lay claim to the second-best-selling album of all time (Greatest Hits 1971-1975).