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Glenn Frey Statue Installed in 'Standing on the Corner' Park, Winslow, AZ

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Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 5, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 05:24 PM

Radio personalities helped fund the installation of a statue of late Eagles singer Glenn Frey in a park named after one of the Eagles’ biggest hits, which Frey helped write.

The life-size statue cost $22,000, The Associated Press reported, and was installed this month in "Standing on the Corner" Park in Winslow, Arizona. It depicts a younger-looking, long-haired Frey.

A statue of Jackson Browne, who co-wrote the song “Take it Easy” with Frey in 1972, also stands in the park.

The park’s name comes from a line in "Take it Easy":—“Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see." Browne’s statue is overlooking a mural that depicts another line from the song: “It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flat-bed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me."

The two wrote those lines together after Browne remembered being stranded in Winslow, with Frey finishing out the verse, according to Billboard. At the time the song was written, Frey lived beneath Browne in a $60-a-month Los Angeles apartment.

Radio personalities Mark Devine and Paul “NeanderPaul” Marshall, the Standing on the Corner Foundation and the City of Winslow funded the statue, and it was installed at the kickoff of the annual Standing on the Corner music festival. Devine said that after Frey died in January at age 67, “We thought a statue would be a great way to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on Arizona’s history,” Billboard reported.

Shops in the area carry T-shirts, magnets, and mugs that depict the hit song’s lyrics as well as Eagles tour posters.

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Radio personalities helped fund the installation of a statue of late Eagles singer Glenn Frey in a park named after one of the Eagles' biggest hits, which Frey helped write.
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