The Eagles haven’t performed together since principal member Glenn Frey died in January 2016 at the age of 67. On Saturday night in Los Angeles, the band reconvened with several special guests filling Frey’s role, including Frey’s son, Deacon Frey.
Looking like the spitting of his father circa 1975, the younger Frey took lead vocals and played guitar on several Eagles classics, including “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Hotel California” and “Seven Bridges Road.”
Watch a fan-shot video of “Take It Easy” below.
“These last couple of years have been pretty tough,” Frey told the crowd, “and really the only remedy for something like that is love. You guys are my medicine tonight.”
The L.A. show made up one half of the inaugural Classic East and Classic West festivals. The Eagles, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers opened up the first night of the series on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, and Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and Earth, Wind & Fire were scheduled to play Sunday. On July 29 & 30, the show will will be staged at New York’s Citi Field while the useless Mets are out on a road trip.
In tribute to Glenn Frey, check out this exclusive video of Frey covering Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” back on New Year’s Day in 1982, a gem from the Paste Cloud.