Standin’ on the Corner

Standin’ on the corner in Winslow, AZ,
Such a fine sight to see,
It’s a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford,
Slowin’ down to take a look at me.

Whether you’re an Eagles fan or not, it’s undeniable that they’ve have a substantial impact on music, and it all started with this simple song.

“Take It Easy” was originally started, but left unfinished by legendary songwriter Jackson Browne. Glenn Frye, looking for a lead single for his band’s upcoming album, finished the song and it became the first song of the Eagles’ first ever album in 1972. The song was the band’s first Top 40 hit and launched a career that would yield four decades of music, more than a dozen top 40 hits and the best-selling band in US history.

And it all started when Browne, on a  a cross-country trip between albums, found himself at this fateful corner on Rt. 66 in Winslow AZ, and now we too are a part of the mystique, though  I don’t think we look nearly as cool. Some pics to enjoy while you listen to the original recording.