Glenn Frey’s Garage Band
Check out a VERY young Glenn Frey performing in high school.
As we celebrates Glenn Frey’s birthday today (Monday, November 6th) – we wanted to share this amazing video of a very young Glenn Frey.
The video was shared by Shared by Diana Shear Tolin: This is the film of Glenn Frey’s garage band playing in her parents garage in 1966.
Note from Diana:
My parents threw me a great party for my 16th birthday and graduation from Sunday school. A friend of mine knew a drummer, Lenny Mintz. I had heard he was in a good band called the Subterraneans. We called him about playing at the party. He sent his bandmate, Glenn Frey over to seal the deal. He was sooo cool. The cutest boy I’d ever seen at 16!
This is the 8mm film my dad shot of the party. Glenn Frey and the Subterraneans featuring Lenny Mintz on drums. Glenn is the one with the tambourine. They played “covers.” I think they’re singing “Shout!” Too bad this is a silent film. lol
Glenn talked about those days in an interview:
“I was playing in a copy band in Michigan called The Subterraneans. We were kind of a beatnick, pre-hippie blues band. And I was befriended by Bob Seger, who’s a couple of years older than I was. And we were driving around on Woodward Avenue (in Detroit) in his car one night and The Cowsills came on the radio and I reached for the knob to turn it off. Seger said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Let’s listen to it. Let’s hear why they’re on the radio and we’re not.’ And after we listened to the song he said, ‘You know, Glenn, you gotta write your own songs.”
And if you remember this time last year we took a trip to Winslow, Arizona to celebrate Glenn Frey (and deliver a Glenn Frey Drive sign). It was an amazing trip that’s now part of the permanent display on the corner.